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 has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile