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Reason for practice modification code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term525257
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
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A code set representing the reason for extension or limitation of practice.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Conduct

Unprofessional conduct (s. 5)

Professional conduct that is of a lesser standard than that which might reasonably be expected of the health practitioner by the public or the practitioner’s professional peers. A more extensive definition is available under section 5 of the National Law.

Each profession has a set of standards and guidelines which clarify the acceptable standard of professional conduct. See for National Board websites.

CODE 2     Health

Health (Impairment) (s. 5)

Physical or mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder (including substance abuse or dependence), that detrimentally affects or is likely to detrimentally affect a registered health practitioner’s capacity to safely practise the profession or a student’s capacity to undertake clinical training.

CODE 3     Performance

Unsatisfactory professional performance (s. 5)

The knowledge, skill or judgement possessed, or care exercised by, the practitioner in the practice of the health profession in which the practitioner is registered is below the standard reasonably expected for a health practitioner of an equivalent level of training or experience.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 2016. Glossary. Viewed 10 June 2016,


Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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Individual service provider—reason for practice modification, code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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