AHPRA’s social media regulation questioned

The regulator is calling for feedback on a draft social media policy, saying practitioners face the legal and professional implications if found to be making comments about patients in the public domain.

The draft document sets out standards for use of social media websites, which also including LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram plus discussion forums and message boards.

It was “almost impossible to separate public and professional life in a social media environment” and practitioners must “be as careful about what they say online, as