Updated Professional Practice Guideline For Australian Psychiatrists

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The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) recently released Professional Practice Guideline 11 (the Guideline).  The Guideline’s goal is to provide a basic standard of practice and to assist psychiatrists in observing their professional obligations, especially in relationship to reports and conducting independent medical examinations in medico-legal settings. Clarity must be sought  … 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