Nursing CPD Institute

Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting: Legislation and Professional Guidelines Objectives

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 02 June 2021
This webinar explores the range of situations captured by mandatory reporting rules, acknowledging these responsibilities requires the professional to understand the procedures and protocols for reporting.

“Understand the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements”

Course Content

The legislation and professional guidelines dictating the nurse and midwife responsibility to assess risks to individuals and report actual or potential risks is well established. 

The range of situations captured by mandatory reporting rules is broad.  Acknowledging these responsibilities requires the professional to understand the procedures and protocols for reporting.  Understanding the consequences of failing to report and the legal protections for a reporter promotes compliance. 

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements
  • Appreciate the Legislation covering Children at risk, Elders at risk in Care situations and notifiable diseases
  • Apply the 2021 rules governing Aged Care reporting
  • Recognise the protections that exist in law to protect reporters and the standards applied to those reporters

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