National Code of Conduct for health care workersGovernment, Industry
A national consultation has commenced under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) to seek feedback on the terms of a proposed enforceable national Code of Conduct for health care workers.
A consultation paper titled A National Code of Conduct for health care workers is now available on the AHMAC website, www.ahmac.gov.au (under ‘Related Links’).
The purpose of the national consultation is to seek public comment on:
· the terms of the first national Code of Conduct (National Code) for health care workers
· the legislative provisions necessary to apply and enforce the National Code, and the extent to which national uniformity is considered necessary or desirable
· proposed administrative arrangements for public access to information on prohibition orders issued by the state and territory health complaints entities that in the future may be responsible for enforcing the National Code.
A draft National Code has been prepared for discussion, based on the codes that already apply in New South Wales and South Australia.
The results of the consultation will inform a report to the Standing Council on Health, a Ministerial Council made up of state, territory and Commonwealth health ministers.
AAMT will make a written submission in response to the consultation paper to be received by 30 April 2014.
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