Raising a concern

This section contains information regarding raising a complaint about another health practitioner, or if a complaint has been raised about your own practice.

For information on:

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.