Who oversees and regulates the activities of podiatric surgeons?

The Podiatry Board of Australia (PBA) is the overarching authority overseeing the regulation of Podiatric Surgeons.  Fellows of the ACPS are bound by PBA policies, standards and guidelines.

Public health and safety of foot and ankle surgery is of prime importance to the College. For this reason the College provides an accreditation system for its Fellows. To maintain College accreditation Fellows must abide by the College’s Code of Conduct  participate in peer review of their surgical outcomes and meet other College continuing professional development requirements.

The ACPS training program is currently being assessed for accreditation by the Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC).  This was previously undertaken by the Australian Podiatry Council until July 2010.