This module discusses the obligations to report certain conduct pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (the National Law). Anyone registered with one of the 14 National Boards is bound by the legislation. Employers and education providers are also bound by the legislation. Whilst students of one of the professions are not mandatory reporters under the legislation, their conduct may be the subject of a mandatory report.
The legislation requires that particular conduct be reported where the public is placed at risk of harm. The focus of the requirement is the protection of the public. Each state and territory has enacted enabling legislation consistent with the National Law.
This module is aimed at any person who is a mandatory reporter and students. It is recommended for all healthcare professionals, managers, employers, educators and any person involved in external auditing, investigation and review processes that relate to areas where a healthcare professional is employed.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: