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Notice to members

Reminder to renew medical registration by 30 September 2011 Members are reminded that they are required to renew their medical registration by 30 September 2011. If you receive an email or other correspondence from AHPRA reminding you to renew your registration, you should act on it, even if you think that you are not due for renewal.

04 Sep 2011

Reminder to renew medical registration by 30 September 2011

Members are reminded that they are required to renew their medical registration by 30 September 2011.

If you receive an email or other correspondence from AHPRA reminding you to renew your registration, you should act on it, even if you think that you are not due for renewal.

AHPRA is encouraging registrants to renew online at www.ahpra.gov.au.  To do this, you will need to know your User ID and your password.  You would have received a letter from AHPRA in August 2010 providing those details.  If you have misplaced your User ID and password, contact AHPRA on 1300 419 495.  Please note that your User ID is different to your registration number that appears on the National Register.

Declaration about complaints made against you

As a result of an AMA request to AHPRA, the declaration you need to make about any complaints made against you has been contextualised.  Question 14 of the Renewal of registration form asks you to make a declaration in respect of complaints made against you prior to the commencement of the National Law on 1 July 2010, i.e.:

1.      if you are not aware of any complaints made against you prior to 1 July 2010 – tick the N/A box;

2.      if you have already disclosed to AHPRA all known complaints made against you prior to 1 July 2010 – tick the Yes box; or

3.      if you have not previously disclosed to AHPRA all of the complaints made against you prior to 1 July 2010 – tick the No box and attach details of the complaint/s that you need to disclose now.

AHPRA will be aware of the complaints made against you after 1 July 2010.

There are four things you can do to prepare for your renewal:

  • KNOW YOUR REGISTRATION EXPIRY DATE:  You can check the online National Register at www.medicalboard.gov.au to confirm when your registration is due to expire and check your details.
  • GIVE AHPRA YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS:  Make sure your contact details, including your email address, are correct and current.  This will allow AHPRA to send you email renewal reminders and to contact you if necessary.  If you have your unique contact number (User ID), go online at www.ahpra.gov.au, click online services and follow the prompts to update your contact details. If you do not have your User ID, complete an online enquiry form, selecting ‘User ID’ as the category of enquiry or by calling 1300 419 495. (NOTE: Your User ID or log-in number is different from your registration number).
  • WATCH FOR THE REMINDER TO RENEW: A reminder to renew registration will be sent to each practitioner up to eight weeks before registration expires.  Set your email account to receive communications from AHPRA and the Medical Board to avoid misdirection to an account junk box.

RENEW ONLINE, ON TIME:  The quickest and easiest way to renew your registration is online.  Make sure you renew on time because under the National Law there is no option for AHPRA or the Medical Board to renew your registration after it has lapsed without a new application.


Published: 04 Sep 2011