Australian Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Practitioners
Governance Policy for Psychedelic Practice
A proactive clinical governance policy identifies areas of risk in our practice, mitigates those risks, proactively looks for any unexpected
outcomes, removes barriers to the reporting of incidents, engages transparently with clients, investigates, makes recommendations, and implements controls to reduce the chance of recurrence. Then tests to make sure those controls have worked.
AMAPP Governance Vision
AMAPP supports and promotes our members to provide safe, high-quality, accountable, psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT) within recognised and evidence-based protocols.
Components of the policy
1. AMAPP members must be explicit and consistent in the need for a culture of clinical excellence and client outcome-driven practice;
2. AMAPP members must adopt and promote a no-blame culture in their workplace which lessens barriers to reporting errors or adverse outcomes;
3. AMAPP members must adopt a system-driven response that recognises the importance of sound systems to support good practice and minimise errors;
4. AMAPP members must show vigilance around areas that have the potential for errors or adverse outcomes;
5. AMAPP members should be familiar with the main root causes of errors especially in PAT;
6. AMAPP members must assign a patient safety officer or advocate with training in Human Error and Patient Safety (HEAPS) and Open Disclosure or similar;
7. AMAPP members must carefully select potential clients to ensure they are most likely to benefit from this therapy;
8. AMAPP members must obtain true informed consent as per the AMAPP code of conduct;
9. AMAPP members must be transparent and open about their qualifications, expertise, and experience to their clients;
11. AMAPP members must perform regular audits/case reviews of recorded sessions and outcomes;
12. AMAPP will provide an online portal for sharing de-identified audits for the benefit of all members’ teaching;
13. AMAPP members must be familiar with the guidelines for dealing with adverse outcomes or errors;
14. AMAPP members must be familiar with the guidelines for open disclosure following an adverse event;
15. AMAPP will provide guidance and help with this process;
16. AMAPP members invite written feedback from all patients at discharge or after integration; and
17. AMAPP members will provide a formal handover back to the treating clinician.