CREDENTIALING HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
AND DEFINING THEIR SCOPE
OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
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Safe health care is a goal of all health practitioners and an expectation of the public. To achieve this, health service organisations need to have a system in place to confirm a health practitioner’s credentials and regularly review their scope of clinical practice. This protects both consumers and the treating health practitioners. Health service organisations are required to appoint health practitioners who are suitably experienced, trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner in accordance with service needs and organisational capability.