AHPRA publishes Supervised Practice Framework
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has published its Supervised Practice Framework, which comes into effect on 1 February 2022. The Osteopathy Board of Australia (OBA) is one of 12 National Boards to implement the framework.
The framework has been developed to reflect a responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme). It outlines the National Boards’ expectations and supports supervisees, supervisors and employers to understand what is necessary to effectively carry out supervised practice.
Supervised practice reassures the community, National Boards and Ahpra that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised is safe and competent to practise and is not putting the public at risk.
The framework supports consistency in processes and decision-making and is user-friendly. The framework will replace current supervision guidelines in place for the relevant National Boards.