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Guidelines and Policies


Mandatory Reporting Guidelines Cth
The ten national boards have all provided guidelines for mandatory reporting. Links to each can be found on the NSW HCCC website. 

Mandatory reporting of health practitioners 
Sara Bird,
Australian Family Physician
39(8) 2010 

Mandatory Reporting: What practitioners need to know NSW
Health Care Complaints Commission
Outlines the mandatory reporting requirements, who must report, when and what happens if a person does or does not report. The website also provides information on how to respond to complaints and how complaints are resolved.

NSW Health ‘Incident Management’ Guide and Policy 
     Easy Guide to Clinical Incident Management 
     Incident Management 

Reporting Obligations Fact Sheet Cth
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Overview of the new reporting obligations that came into force July 2010.

Health Care Complaints and Reporting Body

Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency Cth
All mandatory reporting must be directed to AHPRA. 

Health Care Complaints Commission NSW
AHPRA will refer complaints regarding NSW practitioners to the HCCC 




Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 NSW
Requires mandatory reporting by all registered health practitioners and their employers. 


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