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CHIROPRACTORS AND OSTEOPATHS BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2009 2 OF 2 NATIONAL REGISTRATION & ACCREDITATION SCHEME For all the latest and finer details on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, please go to either of the following websites: www.nhwt.gov.au/natreg.asp for details related to legislative development and information from the Australian Health Ministers Workforce Council AND the new website for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (the National Office) is available at www.ahpra.gov.au. KNOW YOUR ACT Chiropractors and Osteopaths are regulated under the Health Practitioners Act (the Act) in the Northern Territory, along with nine other professions. The purpose of the Act is to ensure public protection. You can get your own copy on the Chiropractors and Osteopaths Board website. www.nt.gov.au/health/registrationboards Please contact the Board immediately if . 1. The details on your Registration card are incorrect 2. You have changed your address 3. You have changed your name 4. You have practised unlicensed PRACTICING UNLICENSED Section 101 (1)(b) of the Health Practitioners Act Practising unlicensed is a breach of Section 101 (1)(b) which states It is an offence to practise health care if unregistered: A person must not; carry out an act that by or under an Act is required to be carried out by a health practitioner holding a practising certificate, unless he or she is registered or enrolled and holds a practising certificate. This can pose a risk to patients and practitioners; may impact on entitlement to Medicare rebates; and may alter indemnification arrangements. Should you find yourself in this situation, it is in the best interest of your patients, yourself and your employer to rectify the situation immediately. Please note it is the practitioners responsibility to ensure that he/she holds current registration. The Health Practitioners Act does not have the capacity to provide registration retrospectively. REGISTRATION STATISTICS As at 30 June 2009 the total number of registrants, compared to the same time last year: Chiropractors 30/6/08 25 30/6/09 27 Osteopaths 30/6/08 8 30/6/09 7 Contact Details Chiropractors and Osteopaths of the Northern Territory GPO Box 4221 DARWIN NT 0801 Telephone: +61 8 8999 4157 Fax: +61 8 8999 4196 Email: healthprofessions.ths@nt.gov.au Web: www.nt.gov.au/health/registrationboards http://www.nhwt.gov.au/natreg.asp http://www.ahpra.gov.au/ http://www.nt.gov.au/health/registrationboards mailto:healthprofessions.ths@nt.gov.au http://www.nt.gov.au/health/registrationboards

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