30 Oct 2015
Revised registration standards for continuing professional development (CPD) and recency of practice have been published today by the Osteopathy Board of Australia, which regulates Australia’s 2,000 registered osteopaths.
To help osteopaths prepare for the start of the standards, we are publishing the revised standards in advance.
The revised standards come into effect on 1 December 2015 and will replace the standards that are currently in place. They will apply to all osteopaths, who will need to meet the obligations of the revised standards by the next registration renewal period on 30 November 2016.
All these documents need to be read in full and contain a number of minor changes. Below is a summary of the main changes.
The revised standards were approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council on 27 August 2015 and were part of a scheduled review of standards. A public consultation was held as part of the review. National Boards today published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. The submissions to the public consultation are published on the past consultations page.
The Board will be publishing a revised professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements standard soon, which will be in effect from early 2016.
The following additional resources about the revised standards are available on the AHPRA website.