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Registration endorsement type code AA[AA]

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term617380
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing endorsement of registration types.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAA[AA]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Permissible values:Help on this term
APArea of practice
SMScheduled medicines
MPMidwife practitioner
NPNurse practitioner

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE ACUP   Acupuncture

See section 97 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009.

Endorsement for acupuncture may be granted to Chiropractors and Osteopaths (2521), Medical practitioners (2531), Physiotherapists (2525) and Podiatrists (2526), who are regulated under the National Law and who are also qualified to practise as an acupuncturist.

CODE AP   Approved area of practice

See section 98 of the National Law.

Endorsement for approved area of practice identifies classes of registered practitioners who hold additional qualifications in an area of practice that has been approved by the Ministerial Council under section 15 of the National Law. The Ministerial Council has approved the following areas of practice:
– Psychology (2723): (clinical psychology, counselling psychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology, organisational psychology, sport and exercise psychology, and educational and developmental psychology)
– Dental practitioners (2523) approved area of practice in conscious sedation.

CODE SM   Scheduled medicines

See section 94 of the National Law.

Endorsement for scheduled medicines identifies registered practitioners within a profession who the National Board has determined are qualified to use (for example, supply or prescribe) medicines that are otherwise subject to restricted access because of State and Territory laws that regulate drugs and poisons. Scheduled medicines endorsements have been approved by the Ministerial Council to apply to:
– Nursing (2544)
– Optometry (2515) and
– Podiatry (2526).

Not all providers of a given type are permitted to prescribe scheduled medicines. For example, an optometrist can prescribe drugs for a sore eye but not for a sore foot.

CODE MP   Midwife practitioner

See section 96 of the National Law.

Endorsement as a midwife practitioner may only be granted to midwives who are qualified for advanced practice in midwifery.

CODE NP   Nurse practitioner

See section 95 of the National Law.

Endorsement as a nurse practitioner may only be granted to registered nurses (division 1) who are qualified for advanced practice in nursing.

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This field is used to support searching for practitioners who can deliver services in a specific situation.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 2010. Endorsement of Registration Fact Sheet. Viewed 1 September 2015,

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

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Individual service provider—registration endorsement type, code AA[AA] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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