We want to hear from you on the shared Code of conduct

11 Jun 2021

Have your say on the shared Code of conduct (the code) which sets out the expected professional behaviour and conduct for chiropractors and promotes safe care to help protect the public.

‘Practitioners have a professional responsibility to be familiar with the code and apply it in their practice,’ said Dr Wayne Minter AM, Chair of the Chiropractic Board of Australia. ‘This is your chance to have a say in what we expect of a registered chiropractor.’

The Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board), along with 11 other National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), is reviewing the shared code and wants to hear from people who use it or have an interest in it. Your feedback will help to make the updated code more relevant to practitioners and better able to protect the public.

The Board is reviewing the code to make sure it stays up to date and is a useful tool for practitioners.

While not making major changes, the updated code includes new guidance about:

  • bullying and harassment
  • vexatious complaints
  • clinical governance, and
  • setting performance targets that could affect patient safety.

There’s also new content on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety.

‘We want to hear from members of the profession and the public about what would help make the updated code easy to understand and a useful tool for safer practice,’ Dr Minter said.

Public consultation is open until 6 July 2021. Health practitioners, anyone who sees a health practitioner, education providers and employers are invited and encouraged to have their say.

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Page reviewed 11/06/2021