Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) has a dedicated Policy & Advocacy Committee which provides direction and advice to the College on policy and advocacy issues relevant to the expertise of rehabilitation medicine physicians. The work of this committee also includes providing support to State &Territory and New Zealand Branches of the Faculty on local issues where required.

In addition, AFRM members are instrumental to the ongoing work of the RACP on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Integrated Care among other priorities.

Submissions and position statements

AFRM Standards for the provision of Inpatient Adult Rehabilitation Medicine Services in Public and Private Hospitals 2019 (PDF)

RACP Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia (PDF)

Rehabilitation medicine physicians delivering integrated care in the community - Early Supported Discharge programs in stroke rehabilitation: an example of integrated care (PDF)

RACP Landmines and Cluster Munition Policy (PDF)

Guiding Principles for Telehealth Consultations in Rehabilitation Medicine (PDF)

Patients with Multi-Resistant Organisms in Rehabilitation Units (PDF)

Position Statement on the use of stem cells as a therapy for cerebral palsy (PDF)

Equity of access to driving assessment for people with disabilities (PDF)

Transition of young people with complex and chronic needs (PDF)

Equity of access to quality rehabilitation services in rural and remote communities including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the Māori people of New Zealand (PDF)

Standards for the provision of rehabilitation medicine services in the ambulatory setting (PDF)

Position Statement on the Therapeutic Use of Botulinum Toxin in Rehabilitation Medicine for spasticity and dystonia (PDF)

National Vocational Rehabilitation Policy (PDF)

Retired documents and submissions

AFRM Standards Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Inpatient Services in Public Private Hospital (PDF)

Standards for the provision of Inpatient Adult Rehabilitation Medicine Services in Public and Private Hospitals 2011 (PDF)

Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians and CPD Obligations (PDF)

Stroke Units position statement (PDF)

Role of the Rehabilitation Physician (PDF)

Rehabilitation Service Categories (PDF)

Note: Retired documents are documents that were published five or more years ago. While they may still be useful resources, be aware that some of their content may now be out-of-date or superseded.

Contribute my expertise

Interested RACP Fellows and trainees can email policy@racp.edu.au, use our online contact form or see Represent Your Profession.

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