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AHPRA & The National Board’s Audit Policy

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The Australian National Board has developed a consistent approach to auditing health and medical practitioners’ compliance with mandatory registration standards. For health and medical professionals it is essential to understand the audit process. By adhering to the mandatory registration standards, medical professionals are demonstrating to their community and the Boards that they are aware and  … Read more

How Medical Practitioners Manage Patient Concerns

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For Australian medical practitioners to maintain a safe and professional workplace, they must respond professionally when a patient has a concern.  Adverse events due to unsafe care is likely one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. Safe, professional responses by practitioners and their workplaces help us to keep current  … Read more

Six Australian Medical Board Obligations

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The Medical Board of Australia: registers medical practitioners and medical students; develops standards, codes and guidelines for the medical profession;  investigates notifications and complaints about medical practitioners;  where necessary, conducts panel hearings and refers serious matters to Tribunal hearings;  assesses international medical graduates who wish to practise in Australia; and  approves accreditation standards and accredited  … Read more

What You Need To Know About Covid-19 In 2021

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Covid-19 Vaccinations  We have been collegiately working with the other four Medical Indemnity Insurers in Australia to ensure consistency across the industry and to lobby the government on behalf of the medical profession. It is critical that we work together on these important issues as the COVID-19 situation changes. The effect of the pandemic has  … Read more

New Bill Makes Changes to Run-off Cover (ROC)n Scheme

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ROCS is a Australian government scheme that provides eligible doctors with free of charge Medical Indemnity Insurance for their past private practice once they have ceased working. It is funded through a yearly 5% levy, the “ROCS support payment”, which is applied to all Medical Indemnity Premiums during a doctors practicing life. It is administered  … Read more

Major Changes To Universal Cover Obligations And The Implications For Medical Indemnity Insurers And Health Professionals

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In July 2020, Australia’s Department of Health specified that all medical indemnity insurers have universal cover obligations under legislation. They approved a new bill called the Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. The Bill amends the: Medical Indemnity Act 2002. Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003 (MI(PS&PS) Act) Midwife Professional  … Read more

The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements for Medical Practitioners

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For medical practitioners who operate under a contract with their practice owner, it is usual to expect that the contract will include a post-contractual restraint. That is, a provision which restricts the dentist’s conduct once they leave the practice. These may also be known as non-compete clauses. Doctors today must balance providing high-quality care with  … Read more

The Australian Royal Commission Releases Three Issue Papers

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The Royal Commission released the following three issues papers between 1 July and 31 December 2020: Safeguards and quality, released on 18 November 2020; Violence and abuse in the home, released on 2 December 2020; and Promoting an inclusive society, released on 4 December 2020. The Report outlines upcoming work that has been commissioned to:  … Read more

Health impairment and conduct: a review of key cases

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Jayr Teng* Barrister A. INTRODUCTION The Medical Board of Australia (‘Board’) has broad powers which it may exercise when a medical practitioner practices whilst impaired. Having regard to this context, I have undertaken a review of cases that deal with how the Tribunals and Courts have dealt with medical practitioners who are impaired and the  … Read more