#hcsmanz chat 16 March 2014 – AHPRA Advertising Guidelines


On February 13, 2014 the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) announced that revised guidelines, codes of conduct and a new Social Media policy would come into effect from mid-March.

These changes impact more than 600,000 regulated health professionals practising in these areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Medical Radiation, Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Psychology.

Tonight’s chat will be focusing on the AHPRA Advertising Guidelines.

The AHPRA Advertising Guidelines state: “A practitioner must take reasonable steps to have any testimonials associated with their health service or business removed when they become aware of them, even if they appear on a website that is not directly associated and/or under the direct control or administration of that health practitioner and/or their business or service. This includes unsolicited testimonials.”

Hope you can join us from 21:00AEDT. Check you local time here.


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