Statement from AHPRA and the National Boards on the appropriate use of social media

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has been notified about the conduct of some health practitioners engaged in online discussion, including in semi-private forums.  

AHPRA and the National Boards are reminding all registered health practitioners that their obligation to comply with their profession’s code of conduct, applies in all settings – including online.

In a statement issued today they say they appreciate the importance of a vigorous national debate on public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The codes of conduct emphasise that practitioners must always communicate professionally and respectfully with or about other health care professionals. In using social media, health practitioners should be aware of their obligations under the National Law and their Board’s code of conduct," it says.

The statement is available here.

 


Last updated 13:55 2.09.2020