All professionals registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have a duty to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.
- What is mandatory reporting?
- Who does it apply to?
- When should you report abuse?
- The authorities that are involved.
- Consequences of failing to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.
- Know when it is mandatory for you to report a situation of concern to a third party.
- Know to whom a mandatory report should be referred.
- Be familiar with relevant legislation for your jurisdiction in Australia.
- Correctly document a mandatory report.
RNs, RMs, ENs, paramedics, all other healthcare professionals.
Validation of Learning
- Evidence that you have read relevant legislation relating to your jurisdiction;
- Documentation that you have read the relevant ‘Code of Practice’ of your profession;
- Review of the policies and procedures in your workplace.
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Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.