Tuesday, January 5, 2010
New website for Nurses & Midwives to navigate: Changes for 2010
The year has began and for me it is going to be a very busy year with all the expected legislative changes affecting Nursing and Midwifery for Australia with National Registration being one of them.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Website:
This will be the website for updated information relating to National Registration for July 2010.
Here are some key points from Louise Morauta Project Director:for the full report see Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
National Registration and Accreditation Implementation Project
PROJECT UPDATE DECEMBER 2009
The national law has now been passed in Queensland and adopted in New South Wales and Victoria. The adopting legislation has also been introduced but not yet passed in Tasmania, ACT, and NT. What is happening to WA? we have to wait until Parliament re commences for the New Year. The expectation is that the legislation will be passed in all jurisdictions in time for commencement day on 1 July 2010.
The boards commenced work with their first meeting on 20 September 2009.
Work commenced in November on the data migration project which transfers information from the existing boards to the new national boards.
The Agency announced Martin Fletcher as its inaugural CEO on 18 September 2009.
Martin commences on 21 December 2009.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
From 1 July 2010 Nurses and Midwives across Australia will have to meet the same requirements to be registered and their registration will be recognised in all States and Territories. Wow I have been waiting for this for about 20 years... that's a long time for change to occur......these things move very slowly and this just proves it.
The Board was established under the Health Practitioner Regulation (administrative arrangements) Act, 2009. From 1 July 2010 the Board will operate with its full range of functions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the national law) where adopted in a jurisdiction.
Members of the inaugural Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia were appointed by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council for a period of three years on 31 August 2009 and here they are if you don't already know.
Ms Gillie Anderson - Appointed as a community member
Ms Angela Brannelly - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse and midwife) from the Northern Territory
Professor Elizabeth (Mary) Chiarella - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse) from New South Wales
Ms Anne Copeland - Appointed as Chair and a practitioner member (registered nurse and midwife) from Queensland
Dr Lynette Cusack - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse) from South Australia
Professor Denise Fassett - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse) from Tasmania
Mrs Lynne Geri - Appointed as a practitioner member (enrolled nurse) from Victoria
Ms Louise Horgan - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse) from Western Australia
Ms Mary Kirk - Appointed as a practitioner member (registered nurse and midwife) from the ACT
Dr Christine Murphy - Appointed as a community member
Ms Heather Sjoberg - Appointed as a community member
Ms Margaret Winn - Appointed as a community member
There are some familiar names here for me and I even know a few....don't know what that says about me....for that's enough information.... keep watching for more...