AGPT Program Applicants with Regulatory Activity attached to their General Medical Registration - Guidelines


Friday 29 April 2022

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated its guidelines for the assessment of AGPT Program Applicants with Restrictions, Conditions, Suspension and/or Undertakings attached to their General Medical Registration.

The updated guidelines replaces the previous version and will come into effect immediately.

There are changes to the document summarised in the table below.

Change Rationale Implication
We have added clause 3.1.iii stating applicants must provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application. To ensure the Eligibility Review Panel is able to assess the application thoroughly a CV must be submitted to ensure a comprehensive record of the Applicants career, qualifications and education. Applicants are clear if they will have or anticipate having restrictions, conditions, suspension and/or undertakings attached to their general medical registration or have any other regulatory activity associated with their registration, they must provide a copy of their CV with their application.
A National Clinical Lead will sit on the Eligibility Review Panel in lieu of the Department of Health representative.
 
Previously, a Department of Health representative has sat on the Eligibility Review Panel. As the responsibility for selection into the AGPT Program has been transferred to the College the most appropriate role to sit on this panel in lieu of the Department of Health representative is a National Clinical Lead familiar with the policies and general operations of the AGPT Programs. The Department of Health will no longer be on this panel.
There are no implications for AGPT Program applicants.
We have updated clause 3.4.ii to clarify the reason for applications for reconsiderations to be submitted within two national office business days. The time sensitive nature of AGPT applications means the RACGP requires a reconsideration application to be submitted within two national office business days. This ensures the reconsideration can be investigated in a timely manner. Applicants are clear if they are applying for a reconsideration of a decision regarding their eligibility for the AGPT program they must apply within two national office business days.
We have added clause 3.4.iii outlining the process for RTOs to request a review of a decision made by the Eligibility Review Panel. Previously, this was not in the scope of this guidance document. This update provides an avenue for an RTO to contact the RACGP to request a review of the decision made by the Eligibility Review Panel. RTOs are clear they must request a review if the decision via email, within two national office business days of receiving notification of the applicant’s eligibility. This must include reasons for review.


When will the policy come into effect?

These updated guidelines will come into effect immediately.

Where can I view the documents?

Access the updated guidelines: Guidelines for the Assessment of AGPT Program Applicants with Restrictions, Conditions, Suspension and/or Undertakings attached to their General Medical Registration.

What if I have questions?

If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policy, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au.

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