Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Historical version for 1 January 2011 to 6 January 2011 (accessed 26 November 2014 at 19:43) Current version

55   Unsuitability to hold general registration

(1)  A National Board may decide an individual is not a suitable person to hold general registration in a health profession if—
(a)  in the Board’s opinion, the individual has an impairment that would detrimentally affect the individual’s capacity to practise the profession to such an extent that it would or may place the safety of the public at risk; or
(b)  having regard to the individual’s criminal history to the extent that is relevant to the individual’s practice of the profession, the individual is not, in the Board’s opinion, an appropriate person to practise the profession or it is not in the public interest for the individual to practise the profession; or
(c)  the individual has previously been registered under a relevant law and during the period of that registration proceedings under Part 8, or proceedings that substantially correspond to proceedings under Part 8, were started against the individual but not finalised; or
(d)  in the Board’s opinion, the individual’s competency in speaking or otherwise communicating in English is not sufficient for the individual to practise the profession; or
(e)  the individual’s registration (however described) in the health profession in a jurisdiction that is not a participating jurisdiction, whether in Australia or elsewhere, is currently suspended or cancelled on a ground for which an adjudication body could suspend or cancel a health practitioner’s registration in Australia; or
(f)  the nature, extent, period and recency of any previous practice of the profession is not sufficient to meet the requirements specified in an approved registration standard relevant to general registration in the profession; or
(g)  the individual fails to meet any other requirement in an approved registration standard for the profession about the suitability of individuals to be registered in the profession or to competently and safely practise the profession; or
(h)  in the Board’s opinion, the individual is for any other reason—
(i)  not a fit and proper person for general registration in the profession; or
(ii)  unable to practise the profession competently and safely.
(2)  In this section—

relevant law means—

(a)  this Law or a corresponding prior Act; or
(b)  the law of another jurisdiction, whether in Australia or elsewhere.

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