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.
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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.