The Independent’s executive editor, Jonathan Nunn, has analysed a series of tests and found the ACT’s ACT Practising Practice Test is no longer relevant for health professionals.
The ACT’s test is now no longer compulsory.
ACT is still using its test to check a person’s compliance with its rules.
If you need further information, you can view the test results here: ACT Practises Practice Test Results: No longer compulsory to obtain a health professional’s certification article “It’s a shame, as I’ve been very vocal about the ACT Practise Test for a number of years now,” ACT ACT Health and Human Services Minister Pauline Hanson told the ABC.
“As it stands, it is no more of a practical test and you’ll still need to do a medical or mental health assessment to qualify.”
As long as you are in the ACT and you are certified, it’s a pretty good thing to get a medical assessment and be assessed for your condition.
“We’re still providing support for people to take the ACT to ensure they’re doing the ACT properly.”
ACT Health and the ACT Department of Health and Disability Services have said they will now continue to assess applicants for medical, dental and mental health certificates.
Dr Hanson said the ACT has now made the changes necessary to meet the requirements of the Health and Care Services Act, which is currently being considered by the Federal Government.
“What we’re trying to do is ensure that people who are seeking a certificate will be able to get it,” she said.
She said it was a “small step” but a significant one.
“It would be a very small step in terms of our overall compliance to do that, but it’s significant for us.”
Under the ACT Health Act, health professionals are required to complete an ACT Practised Practice Test.
There is currently a mandatory exam for the ACT health professional who performs the test, which will continue to be administered for those who pass.
The test requires a person to provide information on a range of health conditions including: asthma, asthma symptoms, cardiovascular conditions, depression, pain and depression, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, anxiety and anxiety disorders, mental health and substance use disorders. “
If you are unable to provide that information, then you must complete a medical examination, such as a dental examination, to determine if you are eligible to continue practising.”
The test requires a person to provide information on a range of health conditions including: asthma, asthma symptoms, cardiovascular conditions, depression, pain and depression, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, anxiety and anxiety disorders, mental health and substance use disorders.
It also asks: ‘How often do you smoke?’ and ‘Have you ever had a medical procedure?’
In addition, the test asks: “Do you think that you are currently experiencing mental health symptoms or conditions that are causing you to be unable to perform the duties of a professional in your profession?”
The ACT Health Agency also conducts a test that asks: ”Do you agree that you have a medical condition, mental condition or other health condition that has caused you to experience a significant and long-term impairment in your physical and mental functioning?”
The tests can take up to a month to complete.
People who pass the tests will receive a certificate and a certificate holder’s name, email address and telephone number, along with the ACT Medical and Dental Assurance Service’s contact details.
In 2018, the Health Agency announced that the ACT would introduce a new testing system to be introduced by December 2019.
Mr Hanson said while she hoped the ACT Government would do the right thing, it was important to have people who had been tested in the past.
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