Monday, 13 December 2010

Inquiry into Registration Processes and Support for Overseas Trained Doctors. [Submissions by 4 February 2011]

Many rural health services for whom overseas-trained doctors form an integral part of the workforce, will probably have an interest in an Inquiry into Registration Processes and Support for Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) announced by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing.

In particular, the Committee has been asked to explore the administrative processes currently in place and determine how OTDs and the wider community can better understand the requirements in relation to assessment processes and appeal mechanisms available to OTDs.

The Committee has also been asked to report on the support programs available through Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and other professional organisations to assist OTDs in meeting their registration requirements. Ways to improve these services will also be investigated.

Finally, the Committee has been asked to suggest how impediments could be removed, and pathways promoted, to assist OTDs in achieving full Australian qualifications, particularly in regional areas, without lowering the current standards as set by professional and regulatory bodies.

Submissions relating to the terms of reference are due by 4 February 2011.

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