Report on the regulatory framework for hearing services

Practitioners

Review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulatory framework for hearing services July 2012. The Report was prepared for the Office of Hearing Services by MP Consulting

Page last updated: 28 November 2012

In general, hearing services are delivered by audiologists, audiometrists or provisional audiologists/audiometrists working under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

The service provider contract requires that service providers ensure that services are only delivered by those qualified to provide such services and that all qualified and provisional audiologists and audiometrists undertake continuing professional development as required by the relevant professional body.

Each qualified practitioner is allocated a unique number. The number is used by the service provider when making claims for payment from the Commonwealth.

A service provider must notify the OHS when a qualified practitioner or provisional audiologist or audiometrist starts or ceases working for the service provider.