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NDIS Assistive Technology Report

NDIS Assistive Technology Report

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Assistive Technology report has tabled and is now available from the committee’s website (12th December 2018). There is a facebook page “NDIS OT Providers” for those OTs working in NDIS and...

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Use of Specialist Titles

Use of Specialist Titles

Section 117 of the National Law prohibits a practitioner from knowingly or recklessly taking or using any title that could be reasonably understood to create a belief that the practitioner is registered in a health profession or a...

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My Health Record

My Health Record

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) have provided a summary of what has or hasn’t changed to My Health Record, please click here for further information. Be Prepared for the Expansion of My Health Record This year, every...

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Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Under the National Law, a registered health practitioner must not practise their profession unless they have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements in force. The Board may require a registrant to provide...

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OTs Prescribing Magnifiers

OTs Prescribing Magnifiers

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia works under the framework of the Health Practitioner Regulation Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The National Law protects titles, such as ‘occupational...

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Advertising Compliance Strategy

Advertising Compliance Strategy

An Advertising compliance and enforcement strategy for the National Scheme was launched in April 2017. The strategy has met a number of its targets since its launch including clear, concise and helpful correspondence about advertising...

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Testimonial Self-Assessment Tool (AHPRA)

Testimonial Self-Assessment Tool (AHPRA)

AHPRA and National Boards have developed a tool to help health practitioners understand their obligations about using testimonials and reviews to advertise regulated health services, which has been published today. Under section 133(1)...

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Aust OT Competency Standards 2019

Aust OT Competency Standards 2019

The new Australian occupational therapy competency standards (the competency standards) come into effect from 1 January 2019. The new competency standards outline the professional behaviours that all occupational therapists should...

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Recency of Practice

Recency of Practice

Are you a qualified and trained occupational therapist but concerned about how recent your practice is? Perhaps you are planning to return to work after a period of extended leave and want to know the requirements you must meet....

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Occupational Therapy Board Communiqué

Occupational Therapy Board Communiqué

Occupational Therapy Board Communiqué Past and current documents are publicly available on the board’s website at http://www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/News/Communiques.aspx Contact Info 4A 266 Hay Street,...

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