14 May 2012
The Podiatry Board of Australia releases guidance on when to be registered.
The Board, in conjunction with AHPRA and other National Boards, undertook a consultation process on the definition of practice in 2011.
The Board has decided not to change the definition of practice, and has instead issued guidance about when practitioners need to be registered.
The consultation process drew out significant discussion and wide variation about issues generated by the current definition. However, there was no consensus about the need for a change in the definition and no change proposed that did not also have unintended or unacceptable consequences.
The Board guidance advises the profession about when practitioners required registration and when it would be acceptable to the Board for a practitioner to not be registered.
When it is necessary to be registered as a podiatrist? (86.6 KB,PDF)
This document is also available on the Registration and Endorsement section of the Board's website.