INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
Fees for Occupational Therapy have been reduced – effective from 1 August 2013 The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) has announced that the fees for occupational therapists have been reduced. The Board has reduced fees by $50 for registration and renewals with fees across other registration types also reduced. A fee schedule has been published at the Board’s website. The fee reduction applies from 1 August and covers the registration period for most practitioners from 1 December 2013to 30 November 2014. The Board’s fee reduction was announced at its recent stakeholder breakfast forum in Adelaide (preceding the OT Association conference) and has been achieved by:
- more accurate forecasts for the cost of national regulation, coupled with the experience and efficiencies gained over the past 12 months
- more reliable data – and more occupational therapists in the previously unregistered jurisdictions than previously thought
The Board has been able to reduce fees while ensuring that it still remains adequate financial reserves that will allow it to fulfill its regulatory function. The Board will continue to keep fees under close review. Further details are available via the Board’s media release published at its website www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au. Further Information Phone Enquiries 1300 419 495 Enquiry Online Web Enquiry Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency www.ahpra.gov.au
Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners, and patient make decisions about appropriate health care for one or more specific clinical circumstances. For a description of clinical practice guidelines from Implementation Central, click here
7th Sept 2012 Important information on the discussions between the WA and Federal Governments regarding the negotiations on the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be found at the following links:- Factsheet 1 – Overview Factsheet 2 – Launch Factsheet 3 – MyWay Factsheet 4 – Engagement For the latest information on the NDIS go to www.ndis.gov.au
For information regarding the recent information session on National Registration click here.
Ever pictured yourself as a roving reporter? The Newsletter Committee Needs You!
The monthly newsletter is an important avenue to inform OTs. The WA Occupational Therapy Association (WAOTA) aims to provide a newsletter that is current, relevant and professional, and the Newsletter Committee plays an important part in ensuring this. Many hands make light work, and the committee would like to invite interested OTs to join. In particular we are looking for a couple of people willing to take on the role of “roving reporter” to assist us in finding out the latest news and activities within the OT World. The committee commitment is monthly and involves writing some reports, editing submissions written for the newsletter, and being part of the newsletter production process. If you are interested in this exciting role please contact the WA Occupational Therapy Association.
National Registration Information
For your information the current convenors for the WA Occupational Therapy Association Affiliated Interest Groups Interest Group contact Information
Continuing Professional Development: WA Occupational Therapy Association’s Position Paper on CPD, which includes the guidelines for minimum standards for Annual CPD for OTs in WA can be viewed here Registration form for PDs can be downloaded here – WA OT Assoc PD Generic Registration Form
- Membership must be current to receive member discount on PD events and reduced rates with Guild Insurance and HBF.
- Memberships not renewed for 2015 will be lapsed at the end of January 2015.
- Please note that Private Practitioners who are lapsed will not be able to be included on the ‘Find a Registered Practice’ Section of the website.
Posted 28 July 2009
Letter sent to Peta Raison, President of OT AUSTRALIA National WA Perspective on the Single Entity Proposal May 08
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Refer to the AHPRA site www.ahpra.gov.au for information on registration standards.