11 Jun 2021
Have your say on the shared Code of conduct (the code) which sets out the expected professional behaviour and conduct for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons and promotes safe care to help protect the public.
The Podiatry 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.
Board Chair, Cylie Williams said: ‘this is your chance to have a say in what we expect of registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
‘We are reviewing the code to make sure it stays up to date and is a useful tool for practitioners that helps to protect the public.
‘The updated code includes new content on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural safety. While not suggesting major changes, the updated code also includes new guidance about bullying and harassment, vexatious complaints, clinical governance and setting performance targets that could affect patient safety’.
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.
For information about how to give your feedback please see the consultation paper on the Board’s consultation page.
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