Policies for practitioners with conditions on registration
Occasionally, a condition will be imposed on a practitioner’s registration requiring a chaperone to be present in particular circumstances. The chaperone protocol outlines how to seek our approval of chaperones and to demonstrate compliance with a chaperone condition.
The above policy sets out the requirements of a practitioner subject to mentor conditions.
The above position statement sets out the criteria that we apply when considering approval of a mentor and our expectations of an approved mentor.
The above policy sets out the requirements of a practitioner subject to a supervision condition.
The above information sheet outlines considerations when imposing supervision conditions.
The above position statement sets out our expectations of an approved supervisor and the criteria that we apply when considering approval of a supervisor.
The above policy sets out the responsibility of registrants/students for costs incurred in complying with conditions.
Guidelines for osteopaths
The Capabilities for Osteopathic Practice is a practice framework developed by a project team from the University of Technology Sydney with funding granted by the former New South Wales Osteopaths Registration Board. The Board ratified the publication on 29 July 2009.
The Osteopathy Council of NSW has determined that the Capabilities for Osteopathic Practice are the reference for skills assessment of osteopaths practising in NSW. These capabilities for practice are to be complemented by Codes of Practice, ethics, statutory requirements and Guidelines issued by the Osteopathy Board of Australia.
The above guidelines set out our position on the appropriate consent procedures for osteopaths who utilise treatment techniques that involve:
- inserting anything into a body cavity (internal techniques); or
- the touching or treatment of genitalia or other sensitive body areas.
The above position statement outlines some of the challenges that the Council faces with regard to lack of clarity on scope of practice in the Australian osteopathic profession.
Policies and handbooks for members and staff
Policies for members and staff are provided by the Health Professional Councils Authority to all health professional councils. They can be found here.
In addition, we have adopted the following:
The Conditions Handbook is a resource to assist our members in the drafting of conditions (and orders). The Handbook is a work in progress, with an explanatory paper and nine of the ten planned sections currently available.
Our Delegations Manual clearly sets out the delegation of functions and powers by the Council and its Executive Officer.
Useful links for Osteopathy practitioners
The policies of the following organisations also impact the work of osteopaths in NSW:
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