Help stop AHPRA linking complaints on register even if they are unfounded.
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The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority has announced that it has already begun to publicly link disciplinary and court decisions to the registration details of doctors, regardless of whether the doctor has been found guilty of anything.
The register will now include links to all court and tribunal rulings concerning a doctor even when no rulings are made against the doctor.
This is going a step too far.
Medical defence organisation Avant says the move is “unfair and punitive, particularly for practitioners with no adverse findings against them”. Although the Medical Board of Australia has said that “no adverse finding” will be noted on the register, Avant says it is “concerned that this will be misinterpreted and misunderstood”, and that the allegations will be given more weight than the findings.
A finding made many years before, that has no relation to the doctor’s current practice or conditions, will remain linked to the AHPRA register in perpetuity.
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