APPLYING FOR AHPRA REGISTRATION WITH AN IMPAIRMENT

Published on September 6, 2019

If you have an impairment when applying for AHPRA Registration as a Medical Professional, you will be required to disclose this information in your application. We have included what is defined as an impairment and what you will need to do if you fall under this classification below!

 

 

WHAT IS AN IMPAIRMENT DEFINED AS?

AHPRA defines an impairment as a physical or mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder (including substance abuse or dependence) that detrimentally affects a registered health practitioner’s capacity to safely practice the profession.

 

 

DO I NEED TO DISCLOSE MY IMPAIRMENT TO AHPRA?

If you have an impairment that meets the definition listed above, you will need to disclose this information to AHPRA. 

 

On the relevant AHPRA Registration form, you will be asked ‘Do you have an impairment that detrimentally affects, or is likely to detrimentally affect, your capacity to practise the profession’.

 

If you tick yes to this question, you will need to provide details of your impairment.

 

 

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO GIVE TO AHPRA?

You will need to provide details of your impairment and how it is managed. Include all relevant details and explain how you will still be fit to practice as a health professional despite this condition. 

 

If AHPRA requires further information, they request this after your application has been received.

 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:

If you are looking for further guidance on an AHPRA Application or would like to ask further questions about the information mentioned, this is something our team can help you with. Contact us directly on help@peoplemedical.com.au.

 

 

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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.