Committee for Professional Practice

Responsible directly to the Practice, Policy and Partnerships Committee (PPPC), the Committee for Professional Practice (CPP) will be an active working arm of the PPPC which executes priorities in the College’s Strategic Plan and the Committee’s work plan particularly as they relate to the practice and the profession of psychiatry.

Committee for Professional Practice Regulations [PDF; 217 KB]

Note: The Regulations are currently under review.  If you have any questions, please contact

Committee Member Commitment Required

Committee key responsibilities include:

  • act as an advisory body to the Board on matters of ethics and practice pertaining to psychiatry
  • develop recommendations for submissions/policies and proposals for action by the College as they relate to professional practice, in addition to the development and ongoing update of the College’s policy documents, professional practice guidelines and ethical guidelines. Be cognisant of trends in complaints and enquiries as they relate to the aforementioned documents, and support of Fellows
  • liaise with, and seek advice from, relevant external bodies and other expert Committees, Branches and Sections of the College on matters of ethics and practice relevant to psychiatry
  • review and ensure implementation of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct of the College not less frequently than every five years as required by the College Regulations or at any other time as required by the Board.

Meeting frequency:

The CPP typically meets four times per calendar year:

  • Two face-to-face meetings (typically up to 6 hours' duration per meeting).  In light of COVID-19 any face-to-face meetings will be held by other methods.
  • two teleconference meetings (typically up to 1.5 hours’ duration per meeting).

A committee member may also be required to respond to emails and review submissions out-of-session between formal meetings.

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