Raising a concern about a colleague

Under Section 45 of the Act, if you are a registered health practitioner, you are obliged to inform the Board if you believe that another registered health practitioner has a mental or physical condition which impacts on their competence to practise in the profession of medical imaging and radiation therapy.

If a concern has been raised about you

When the Board receives a complaint about you they may decide to:

  • refer you for a competence review
  • refer the matter to a professional conduct committee 
  • order you to undergo a medical examination or testing
  • establish a competence programme
  • establish an individual recertification programme
  • apply an interim suspension (in certain circumstances)
  • apply an interim condition on your scope of practice; or
  • take no further action.

Flowchart: Pathways if a concern is raised about a chiropractor

Right Touch Regulation

The Board practices right touch regulation when considering complaints and notifications.

The concept of Right-touch regulation emerges from the application of the principles of good regulation.

The principles state that regulation should aim to be:

  • Proportionate: regulators should only intervene when necessary. Remedies should be appropriate to the risk posed, and costs identified and minimised
  • Consistent: rules and standards must be joined up and implemented fairly
  • Targeted: regulation should be focused on the problem, and minimise side effects
  • Transparent: regulators should be open, and keep regulations simple and user friendly
  • Accountable: regulators must be able to justify decisions, and be subject to public scrutiny
  • Agile: regulation must look forward and be able to adapt to anticipate change.