Guidelines & Policies

SSA Constitution

SSA 2020 Category 1 & 2 Guidelines

Please find via the link below the Spine Society of Australia’s information on Category 1 and 2 procedures for elective surgery.

Guidelines for Confirming Vertebral Level in Spinal Imaging – Joint policy of SSA and RANZCR

Jointly agreed policy on provision of radiological images of the spine with appropriate ability to confirm the spinal level. This policy was agreed upon in collaboration with the RANZCR (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology) in 2009.

RACS Digital Imaging Guidelines

Digital imaging guidelines formulated by the Digital image working party of the RACS. The working party consisted of representatives of:

RACS, AOA, RANZCR (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology), The SSA and representatives from the AMA and commercial radiology firms.

Digital Imaging Consensus Statement 

Consensus statement regarding the implementation of digital radiology in Australia.

The statement was produced at a meeting at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in July 2008.

Attendees at that meeting included the SSA, AOA, NSA, RACS, AMA, RANZCR (College of Radiologists) and ADIA (Australian Diagnostic Imageing Association).

Position Statement on Disc Arthroplasty

The Society has produced a position statement on Disc Arthroplasty. This was ratified at the Annual General meeting on 21 April 2007.

Official Privacy Policy

Official privacy policy. Ratified by vote at AGM at Sydney on 30/4/06

Legal Opinion in regard to Privacy Policy

Legal opinion re: privacy from Flower and Hart April 2006

Fellowship Accreditation Draft

Draft accreditation guidelines for SSA accredited fellowship

SSA Constitution

Guidelines for Confirming Vertebral Level in Spinal Imaging – Joint policy of SSA and RANZCR

Jointly agreed policy on provision of radiological images of the spine with appropriate ability to confirm the spinal level. This policy was agreed upon in collaboration with the RANZCR (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology) in 2009.

RACS Digital Imaging Guidelines

Digital imaging guidelines formulated by the Digital image working party of the RACS. The working party consisted of representatives of:

RACS, AOA, RANZCR (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology), The SSA and representatives from the AMA and commercial radiology firms.

Digital Imaging Consensus Statement 

Consensus statement regarding the implementation of digital radiology in Australia.

The statement was produced at a meeting at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in July 2008.

Attendees at that meeting included the SSA, AOA, NSA, RACS, AMA, RANZCR (College of Radiologists) and ADIA (Australian Diagnostic Imageing Association).

Position Statement on Disc Arthroplasty

The Society has produced a position statement on Disc Arthroplasty. This was ratified at the Annual General meeting on 21 April 2007.

Official Privacy Policy

Official privacy policy. Ratified by vote at AGM at Sydney on 30/4/06

Legal Opinion in regard to Privacy Policy

Legal opinion re: privacy from Flower and Hart April 2006

Fellowship Accreditation Draft

Draft accreditation guidelines for SSA accredited fellowship