Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 February 2017) . . Page.. 400 ..
education and care service can decide who their certified supervisors will be without needing a separate approval from the regulatory authority.
The extended operation of regulation 238A maintains the benefits gained by the June 2014 amendments. This year, the Education Council approved reforms to the national law and regulations. As part of these reforms, it is anticipated that the need for certificates will be removed altogether. Instead, providers will determine who is a supervisor, and make a record that that person is a supervisor. In the interim, the extension amendment will ensure a smooth transition to the anticipated national legislative changes.
I submit the explanatory statement outlining further details regarding the amendment to regulation 238A of the Education and Care Services National Regulations.
Ms Berry presented the following papers:
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2015-2016—Education Directorate—Corrigendum.
Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 21(2)—Auditor-General’s Report No 7/2016—Certain Land Development Agency Acquisitions—Government response.
Midwife insurance exemption regulation 2016
Paper and statement by minister
MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (3.55): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law—Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment (Midwife Insurance Exemption) Regulation 2016 (No 126/2016), without an explanatory statement, dated 10 October 2016.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MS FITZHARRIS: I am pleased to be able to table today the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment (Midwife Insurance Exemption) Regulation 2016. On 8 April 2016, the Council of Australian Governments Health Council agreed to an extension of the professional indemnity insurance exemption for privately practising midwives until 31 December 2019 while work continues to identify a national insurance solution.
On 7 October 2016, health ministers reiterated their support for maintaining women’s choices in terms of birthing options while supporting a timely, safe and national