Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting: Legislation and Professional Guidelines Objectives
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting: Legislation and Professional Guidelines Objectives

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Consultant

Dr Pam Savage, R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN

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. 

A major focus of her current work has been designing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for Nurses and community health workers.  As a regular contributor to the Nursing CPD Institute, her blogs and webinars address issues of professional and legal governance that have relevance to Nurses working in many environments.

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. 

Target Audience

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.