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Annual Report 2011/2012 Radiographers Board of the Northern Territory

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Annual Report 2011/2012 Radiographers Board of the Northern Territory

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Tabled paper 210

Collection

Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2013-02-14

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Deemed

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

The Radiographers Board of the Northern Territory

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01511

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273274

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/427054

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PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF HEALTH PRACTITIONER BOARDS This is the final Annual Report to be submitted on behalf of the Radiographers Board of the Northern Territory as the provisions of the Health Practitioners Act (the Act) which regulated radiographers under the Act were repealed on 1 July 2012 and the profession became part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme as established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law). The Health Practitioners Act established three health practitioner registration boards to provide for the registration of persons practising health care and the regulation of those persons. Boards were established for the following categories of health care practice: Aboriginal health work; occupational therapy; and radiography. Unlike the first two professions, radiography has only been regulated under the Health Practitioners Act since 1 July 2010. Prior to that, radiography had been regulated under the (repealed) Radiographers Act. The Radiographers Act did not have a requirement for an Annual Report from the Board so this document is only the second Annual Report to be submitted to the Minister on the Boards behalf. The objectives of the Health Practitioners Act (the Act) were set out in section 3 of the Act as follows: (a) to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of the Territory; (b) to promote the highest standard of professional health care practice in the Territory; to determine the standards for registration of health practitioners and for professional health care practice in the Territory; (d) to facilitate the continuing competence of health practitioners in the Territory. (c) The functions of the Boards were stipulated in section 10 of the Act as follows; (1) A Board had the following functions: (a) to administer the scheme of registration under Part 3 in relation to the category of health care practice for which it is established; (b) to monitor the standard and provision of health care services in the category of health care practice for which it is established; to monitor the competence of health practitioners in the category of health care practice for which it is established; to provide guidance on clinical conduct and ethical matters to health practitioners in the category of health care practice for which it is established; to initiate investigations of complaints made against health practitioners in the category of health care practice for which it is established and to initiate investigations into other matters that are prescribed; (f) to prosecute offences against this Act that relate to the category of health care practice for which it is established; to accredit courses for entry into the category of health care practice for which it is established; (h) to accredit educational institutions to conduct courses referred to in paragraph (g); (i) to advise the Minister on other matters relating to this Act. (c) (d) (e) (9) (2) In addition, a Board has those functions that are imposed on it by this or any other Act or that are prescribed. Radiographers Board of the Northern Territory Annual Report | 2011/2012 Page | 3