Travel policies and forms for practitioners
Drug and Alcohol Screening Policies and Procedure
We have reviewed our drug and alcohol screening policies. The new policies and procedures come into effect on 1 August 2018.
Drug screening (in effect 1 August 2018)
Drug Screening Policy this policy outlines how to comply with conditions requiring a practitioner or student to undergo urine and hair drug screening and the consequences of non-compliance.
Drug Screening Procedure this procedure explains how a practitioner or student manages drug screening requirements.
Drug screening – what you need to know this fact sheet explains what a practitioner or student needs to understand about get started with drug screening.
Collection Centres There are 112 collection centres located across NSW and the ACT. Click here for the full list of centres.
Alcohol screening (in effect 1 August 2018)
Alcohol screening policy this policy outlines how to comply with conditions requiring a practitioner or student to undergo alcohol screening and the consequences of non-compliance.
Participant procedure: breath-testing for alcohol this procedure explains how a practitioner or student prepares for breath-testing and manages screening requirements.
Breath-testing for alcohol – what you need to know this fact sheet explains what a practitioner or student needs to understand about get started with breath-testing.
Supervisor procedure: breath-testing for alcohol this procedure explains how a nominated or an approved breath-testing supervisor can assist a practitioner or student manage their screening requirements; administer a breath-test; report to the Council and meet other requirements of an approved supervisor.
Forms for screening (in effect 1 August 2018)
The following drug and alcohol screening policies relate to practitioners and students with screening conditions placed on their registration prior to 31 July 2018. Click here to read about the changes to drug and alcohol screening.
Drug screening (prior to 31 July 2018)
Alcohol screening (prior to 31 July 2018)
Policies and handbooks for members and staff
Policies for members and staff are provided by the Health Professional Councils Authority to all health professional councils. They can be found here.
In addition, we have adopted the following:
Our Delegations Manual clearly sets out our delegation of functions and powers.
This policy describes the criteria and procedures for members and staff seeking funding from the Council for professional development activities
This policy outlines our position on the professional development and learning to be undertaken by members to support effective decision-making and administration of the Hea;th Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW).
This is a resource to assist members in the drafting of conditions (and orders). The Handbook is currently under review.
Our research policy framework sets out the policy issues for research activities that we may commission or undertake. It includes the range and scope of research activities, processes for, seeking and approval of, research projects, and the process and criteria for authorising access to, and the use of, Council information for research purposes. You can alsow download our ethics review checklist.
Further information about research grants or other projects will be published when available.
Useful links for nurses and midwives
The policies of the following organisations also impact the work of nurses and midwives in NSW:
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