Credentialing health practitioners and defining their scope of clinical practice: A guide for managers and practitioners
The purpose of this guide is to provide practical guidance for managers and practitioners responsible for credentialing, and for determining and managing, a health practitioner’s scope of clinical practice. This is an ancillary guide only. It does not replace or supersede state, territory or organisational policies on credentialing.
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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.