20 Nov 2013
The National Board is reminding podiatrists to renew registration by 30 November.
Podiatrists and podiatric surgeons due to renew their registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia (the National Board) have less than two weeks for timely renewal.
More than 3,800 podiatrists with general, specialist or non-practising registration are due to renew by 30 November.
National Board Chair Cathy Loughry said 50 per cent of practitioners had already renewed their registration, the majority doing so online.
‘It’s great to see podiatrists and podiatric surgeons heeding the call to renew online and on time,’ she said.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, is sending registered practitioners a series of email and hard copy reminders to renew.
‘Anyone who has not received a reminder to renew should contact AHPRA’s Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 to check that their registered contact details are up to date,’ Ms Loughry said.
As outlined in the National Law1, renewal applications received after the registration expiry date will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.
‘I urge all practitioners who have not yet renewed their registration to act now by using AHPRA’s secure online service for renewal,’ Ms Loughry said.
Podiatrists and podiatric surgeons, whose application is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
Practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2013 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the Register of Podiatrists and/or the Specialists Register and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.
The following pages on the National Board website contain useful information for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons:
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1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).