21 Nov 2016
Podiatrists and podiatric surgeons have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
More than 4,600 podiatrists and podiatric surgeons hold general, specialist or non-practising registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia (the Board).
There are only 10 days left to renew registration on time. To date, 50 per cent of podiatrists due to renew have applied online.
Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee. This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website.
Podiatrists and podiatric surgeons, whose application for general and/or specialist registration 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 2016 will have lapsed registration. They will be removed from the Register of Podiatrists, and/or the Board’s specialist register in the case of podiatric surgeons, and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.
Podiatrists and podiatric surgeons are reminded that the revised registration standard for recency of practice will come into effect on 1 December 2016. Practitioners will need to meet the obligations of the revised standard by the time they renew their registration in 2017. Read more in the Board’s news item.