Social media can be a wonderful tool to connect, network and engage with others – both professionally and personally. But, because it blurs the distinction between work and play, worker use of social media can expose NDIS and health providers to legal and reputational risks like defamation, confidentiality breaches, privacy breaches, consumer actions for misleading and deceptive conduct, and discrimination claims.
We want to help providers – both NDIS providers and health providers who employ staff regulated by AHPRA and/or by self-regulatory National Boards and peak bodies. We have therefore drafted this template to be consistent with the NDIS Code of Conduct rules, the Social Media Guidance made by National Boards to meet obligations under the National Law, e.g. (for registered health providers), and social media guidance published by self-regulatory bodies for unregistered health practitioners.