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We are currently conducting consultation on:

  • Proposed Advanced Practice Physiotherapy (APP)
  • Proposed monitoring and accreditation fees for educational institutions
  • The Board’s naming policy

Proposed Advanced Practice Physiotherapy (APP)

The Physiotherapy Board (Board) is consulting on a proposed new Advanced Practice Scope of Practice: Physiotherapist.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your feedback on:

    • a proposed Advanced Practice Scope of Practice: Physiotherapist
    • the title of the proposed Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP)
    • the qualification and experience criteria necessary for the proposed APP scope of practice
    • the proposed revised:
      • General Scope of Practice: Physiotherapist
      • Specialist Scope of Practice: Physiotherapist
    • the protection for the health and safety of members of the public that would result from the proposed APP Scope of Practice.

Please read the consultation document here and the literature review here and then complete the consultation survey here.

Consultation closes Thursday 13 February, 2020.

Proposed monitoring and accreditation fees for educational institutions

We’ve opened consultation on the proposed introduction of new fees payable by educational institutions accredited by the Board. The proposed fees would cover the costs of accreditation monitoring and reaccreditation of physiotherapy programmes and the educational institutions that provide them, as well as reviews of ‘major changes’. Please read the consultation document here, and complete the consultation survey here.

Consultation closes Friday 20 December, 2019.

Naming Policy

As a result of changes to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Act 2003 enacted earlier this year, the Physiotherapy Board is required to develop, consult on, and implement a Naming Policy by 12 April 2020. This requirement applies to all responsible authorities that regulate health professions.

We are now consulting on this policy and propose to implement it from 1 April 2020. Please read the consultation document, the proposed Naming Policy, and complete the survey here.

To assist with your understanding of the Naming process we have produced the decision process flow chart below.

Consultation closes Friday 20 December, 2019.