Osteopathy Board of Australia - New information about animal-based practice
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New information about animal-based practice

05 Dec 2019

New information for osteopaths is available about their ongoing obligations for initial and ongoing registration and questions they may have about animal osteopathy.

The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board) has published frequently asked questions (FAQ) on common queries that osteopaths might have about their obligations under the Health Practitioner National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law)

The National Law relates to human patient care and does not extend to practice on animals. Osteopaths should not give the impression that under the National Law, and when registered with the Board, they are qualified and trained to practice on animals.

Osteopaths meet their regulatory obligations through practice related to humans so they can continue to meet the registration requirements to register with the Board, particularly in recency of practice (ROP), continuing professional development (CPD) and professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements.

The FAQ provides information about title protections, registration standards and advertising requirements associated with animal practice.

Read the FAQ on Animal osteopathy on the Board’s website.

For further information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers).
Page reviewed 5/12/2019