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FROM THE AOA
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We trust this finds
you all well after
a rather tumultuous
beginning to the year with
fires, floods and storms.
We are looking forward to some
blue skies and sunshine in Perth for the
upcoming National AOA Conference 2013
in April. While attending the conference,
no doubt many of you are taking the well-
earned opportunity to explore the beautiful
west coast and its vineyards!
The Board would like to extend its
thanks to the CPD committee and the
AOA's Cindy Lu for organising what looks
to be a fabulous event.
We certainly feel we have hit the ground
running this year with so much happening
for the AOA and osteopathy in general.
The portfolios continue to grow and we are
excited by contributions from members,
who will help to ensure these interest
groups become a valuable part of our
knowledge and growth as a profession.
We continue to engage with government
and other stakeholders. Over the past
two months we have presented at
the Federal Senate enquiry into health
insurance; met with Private Health
Insurance Australia; and presented to
independents Andrew Wilkie and Senator
Nick Xenophon on private healthcare.
Plus, we've met with Health Minister
Tanya Plibersek, talked to AHPRA
regarding registration changes issues,
and spoken to NSW nationals, several
Medicare Locals and the Department of
Veteran's Affairs, to name a few.
We continue to lobby government
about important issues such as Medicare,
Private Health Insurance and Medicare
Locals, while always helping non-osteopath
stakeholders understand where we fit in
this health landscape.
The AOA communicates regularly with
AHPRA and the osteopathic Board to
ensure they are aware of our members'
concerns, and we attempt to find solutions
to these issues.
The AOA is hosting an education
roundtable in April 2013, where we are
facilitating the meeting of regulation
bodies and our universities to identify
the challenges we face in osteopathic
education and begin to explore a
Our first board meeting for 2013
focused on formulating our action plan
for the coming year. We encourage your
communication and ideas so we can
ensure our vision reflects the truth of
We look forward to hearing from you,
YOUR IDEAS SO WE
CAN ENSURE OUR
THE TRUTH OF OUR
FROM THE AOA
4 Non-medical prescribing
8 Meet your new Board Directors
12 Q&A with Clive Hayden, plus the
National AOA Conference 2013
IN THE FIELD
18 Guidance on leave entitlements
20 Focus on private practice
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