Review by a Department delegate without a period of review

In certain circumstances under the Practitioner Review Program, a period of review will not be offered and the case will be considered by our delegated decision maker.

Page last updated: 07 March 2016

What you need to know

A period of review will not be offered if you:

  • fail to respond to our attempts to contact you
  • decline to respond to our concerns
  • do not want a period of review
  • request a review by peers or the Director of Professional Services Review (at any time during the process)
  • have undergone a period of review within the previous five years for the same concern
  • have been found under the Professional Services Review scheme to have engaged in inappropriate practice in the previous five years
  • have acknowledged you have engaged in inappropriate practice within the previous five years and signed a negotiated agreement with the Director of Professional Services Review
  • have rendered a prescribed pattern of services which has breached the 80/20 rule.
Also a review will not be offered if there is a high level of concern about the nature or extent of possible inappropriate practice.

If you do not have a period of review, the delegate will consider the information available and determine if either:

  • all concerns have been addressed, no further action is needed, and the matter will be closed
  • some or all concerns remain, in which case you will be invited to provide a written submission to the delegate within 28 days.

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