Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting - when to notify
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting - when to notify

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Course Content

The requirement for mandatory reporting exists in various legislation.  Certainly, there are professional obligations imposed on registered Nurses by their profession. However, there are other areas that relate to Nursing that have legal requirements to notify. 

This webinar will explore the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s mandatory and voluntary reporting requirements.  Included will be legislation covering Children at risk, Elders at risk in care situations and notifiable diseases.  The protections that exist in law to protect reporters and the standards applied to those reporters will be examined.


Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the absolute requirements for mandatory reporting for the nursing profession.
  • Relate the legislative requirements for reporting children at risk and what those risks are.
  • Explain the sanctions that may be imposed for failing to report legally required information.
  • Discuss the protection the law provides for reporters and in what circumstances.