Travel policies and forms for practitioners
Drug screening (in effect 1 August 2018)
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.
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.
There are 114 collection centres located across NSW and the ACT. Please note, as at July 2019 a few centres have closed and others have changes to opening hours, etc. Changes are indicated in blue text. Click here for the full list of centres.
Alcohol screening (in effect 1 August 2018)
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)
Collection centre nomination form
Start breath-testing for alcohol form
Breath-testing supervisor nomination form
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)
Urine drug testing policy and summary of procedures
Alcohol screening (prior to 31 July 2018)
Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT) testing procedures summary of requirements and policy
Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT) nomination of supervisor form
Alcohol breath-testing - logbook template
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:
Breach management guidelines
The breach management guidelines for health service providers and other stakeholders in NSW explains how to deal with breaches of registration conditions.
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