30 Oct 2015
Revised registration standards for continuing professional development (CPD) and recency of practice have today been published by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 4,998 registered chiropractors.
To help chiropractors prepare for commencement, the revised standards are being published in advance.
The revised standards come into effect on 1 December and will replace the standards that are currently in place. They will apply to all chiropractors who will need to meet the obligations of the revised standards by the next registration renewal period on 30 November 2016.
The requirements, some of which have slightly changed, are detailed below.
In relation to the continuing professional development registration standard:
In relation to the recency of practice registration standard:
The revised standards were approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council on 27 August 2015 and were part of a scheduled review of standards. A public consultation was held as part of the review. National Boards today published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. Submissions from the consultation will be published shortly.
The Board will be publishing a revised professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements standard soon, which will be in effect from early 2016.
The following additional resources about the revised standards are available on the AHPRA website.