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16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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16 Jan 2017

Medical practitioner reprimanded by tribunal for unprofessional performance

A tribunal has reprimanded a medical practitioner and ordered him to pay a fine of $2,500 plus costs incurred by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) for behaving in a way that constitutes unsatisfactory professional performance.
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04 Jan 2017

Tribunal sets aside condition on medical practitioner’s registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) has set aside the decision of the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to impose a condition on the registration of medical practitioner Dr Rodney Syme as a form of immediate action.
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News Archives

2016

19 Dec 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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16 Dec 2016

Medical practitioner suspended for three months

A plastic surgeon has had his registration suspended by a tribunal for three months after it found he had a sexual relationship with a patient.
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05 Dec 2016

Medical practitioner is reprimanded and fined for inappropriately prescribing medication

The tribunal has reprimanded a practitioner for engaging in professional misconduct, which contributed to the death of a patient.
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02 Dec 2016

Court of appeal upholds Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss doctor’s application for judicial review

The Court of Appeal in Western Australia has dismissed a cardiologist’s appeal of a decision by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
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02 Dec 2016

Report on complaints noted

We note the report on the medical complaints process and are taking action to do our part to address bullying and harassment.
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30 Nov 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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29 Nov 2016

Statement of Agreed Principles on a Respectful Culture in Medicine

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA has signed up to the NSW Health Statement of Agreed Principles on a respectful culture in medicine.
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25 Nov 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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24 Nov 2016

Board endorses doctors giving dietary advice

Informed community debate about public health issues is vital.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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16 Nov 2016

Statement from Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA

Regulating health practitioners is an essential safeguard to protect patients.
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15 Nov 2016

Medical practitioner suspended after falsifying patient records

A tribunal has confirmed a decision by the Medical Board of Australia to suspend the registration of Dr Wijeneka Liyanage.
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10 Nov 2016

Doctors the most trusted profession: Board research

Doctors are the most trusted profession in Australia, along with nurses and pharmacists, according to social research published today into community and doctors’ views about trust, confidence and fitness to practise in the medical profession.
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10 Nov 2016

Annual Report profiles Board’s work to protect the public in 2015/16

The Medical Board of Australia progressed three major initiatives in 2015/16 to help improve public safety, according to information published by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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09 Nov 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published their 2016-20 health profession agreement.
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03 Nov 2016

Medical practitioner admits professional misconduct

A medical practitioner has admitted to engaging in professional misconduct after prescribing medications while suspended from practice and while his registration had conditions imposed that prevented him from practising.
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25 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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25 Oct 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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18 Oct 2016

Tribunal reprimands and fines GP following unprofessional conduct

Dr Almayne du Preez, a general practitioner has been reprimanded and fined after admitting that her management of a patient with Lyme disease or Lyme disease-like illness amounted to unprofessional conduct.
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17 Oct 2016

Final-year medical students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year medical students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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10 Oct 2016

Data from specialist medical colleges on the specialist pathway

The Medical Board of Australia has published data from specialist medical colleges on the specialist pathway.
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10 Oct 2016

Medical practitioner registration suspended for professional misconduct after repeated drug use

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) has reprimanded a medical practitioner, suspended and imposed conditions on her registration following repeated illicit drug use, amounting to professional misconduct.
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10 Oct 2016

Tribunal reprimands practitioner and imposes conditions on his registration

The Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT) has reprimanded Dr George Koniuszko, and imposed conditions on his registration after making findings that he had engaged in professional misconduct.
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07 Oct 2016

Tribunal dismisses allegations against medical practitioner

The Health Practitioners Tribunal (Tasmania) (the tribunal) has dismissed Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) allegations of unprofessional conduct against general practitioner Dr Gregory Pitt.
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07 Oct 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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06 Oct 2016

Medical practitioner reprimanded and suspended from practising

A tribunal has reprimanded and suspended a medical practitioner for inappropriate prescribing and medical management of patients over 12 years.
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29 Sep 2016

Revised registration standards for all medical practitioners and new cosmetic guidelines take effect on 1 October 2016

New standards and guidelines for medical practitioners take effect on 1 October: two revised registration standards and new cosmetic guidelines.
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29 Sep 2016

Medical practitioner fined, disqualified from reapplying for registration for 10 years for professional misconduct

A general practitioner has been reprimanded, fined $20,000, ordered to pay legal costs and disqualified from reapplying for registration as a medical practitioner for 10 years for professional misconduct.
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29 Sep 2016

Referral of medical practitioner to Tribunal dismissed

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (the tribunal) has dismissed a referral by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) regarding specialist psychiatrist, Dr Roger Paterson.
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27 Sep 2016

One week to go to have your say on the use of chaperones

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are reminding the public there is one week left for them to have their say on the use of chaperones to protect patients.
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27 Sep 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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27 Sep 2016

Medical practitioner’s registration suspended after surgery error

A neurosurgeon’s registration has been suspended for performing spinal surgery at the wrong level and then attempting to cover it up.
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23 Sep 2016

Tribunal suspends doctor for six months for professional misconduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) has found Dr Tahir Shah engaged in professional misconduct and suspended his registration for six months.
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22 Sep 2016

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner for unsatisfactory professional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has found that medical practitioner, Dr Sylvia Xiao Yun Yu, engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct.
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22 Sep 2016

Medical practitioner’s registration suspended for inappropriate prescribing

A medical practitioner who admitted to inappropriate prescribing has had his registration suspended by a tribunal for a period of two years.
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20 Sep 2016

AHPRA and Medical Board host international conference

Experienced medical regulators, academics and educators from around the world will gather in Melbourne from today at IAMRA2016 - the 12th conference of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities.
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12 Sep 2016

Tribunal reprimands doctor for professional misconduct, imposes conditions

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has reprimanded a doctor and imposed conditions on his registration, after finding he engaged in professional misconduct by having an inappropriate personal and/or sexual relationship with the mother of his patient.
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05 Sep 2016

Have your say: Independent review invites submissions on the use of chaperones

Submissions are invited for an independent review on the use of chaperones to protect Australian patients, with detailed terms of reference being published today.
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30 Aug 2016

Tribunal confirms immediate action on medical practitioner and imposes conditions

ACAT has confirmed the Medical Board's decision to take immediate action on the registration of Dr Mohamed Helmy.
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29 Aug 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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16 Aug 2016

Medical Board consults on revalidation in Australia

Strengthened continuing professional development and screening for at-risk doctors should underpin future approaches to revalidation in Australia, according to an expert report to the Medical Board of Australia.
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10 Aug 2016

Independent review on chaperoning

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA have patient and public safety as their number one objective.
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02 Aug 2016

Statement from the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA

AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia have a clear focus on public and patient safety.
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01 Aug 2016

Video explains online renewal

A video for medical practitioners explaining the renewal of registration process is now available.
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29 Jul 2016

Registration fees for medical practitioners for 2016/17

The Medical Board of Australia has not changed the national registration fee for medical practitioners for 2016/17. The 2016/17 registration fee is the same as it was in 2015/16.
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28 Jul 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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22 Jul 2016

Medical practitioner cautioned for unsatisfactory professional conduct

A tribunal has found that Dr Indunil Shiranth de Silva, a physician, had behaved in a way that constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct.
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18 Jul 2016

Medical practitioner’s registration suspended for professional misconduct

A medical practitioner who admitted to a sexual relationship with a patient has had his registration suspended for professional misconduct.
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13 Jul 2016

Tribunal reprimands, fines obstetrician for professional misconduct

A specialist obstetrician has been reprimanded, fined $5,000 and ordered to pay the Board's costs for professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional performance.
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11 Jul 2016

Medical practitioner’s registration suspended for inappropriate prescribing

A medical practitioner who admitted inappropriate prescribing has had her registration suspended by a tribunal for professional misconduct.
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01 Jul 2016

Revised registration standards for limited registration take effect from today

Revised registration standards for the four types of limited registration available under the National Law1 take effect from today.
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24 Jun 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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23 Jun 2016

Tribunal reprimands doctor for professional misconduct

A doctor has been reprimanded and ordered to carry out further education and mentoring, for engaging in professional misconduct.
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22 Jun 2016

Tribunal reprimands doctor, cancels registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (the tribunal) has reprimanded Mr Aran John Bowden Denford, cancelled his medical registration and disqualified him for applying for registration for two and a half years, for accessing child pornography over 14 years.
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15 Jun 2016

Medical practitioner suspended for possessing child pornography

A medical practitioner who admitted possessing child pornography has had his registration suspended by a tribunal for professional misconduct.
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10 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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01 Jun 2016

Tribunal confirms Medical Board decision to refuse registration

A tribunal has confirmed a decision of the Medical Board of Australia to refuse an application for renewal of limited registration.
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01 Jun 2016

Medical practitioner unable to reapply for registration for three years

A medical practitioner found to have engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct cannot reapply for registration for three years.
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26 May 2016

Doctor found to have engaged in professional misconduct by Tribunal

The tribunal found that General Practitioner Dr Ajay Naidu has engaged in professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.
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26 May 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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13 May 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

AHPRA, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted a former doctor.
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11 May 2016

Tribunal dismisses referral made by the Medical Board of Australia

A referral by the Medical Board of Australia against a general practitioner has been dismissed. 
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09 May 2016

Medical Board issues guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

The Medical Board of Australia has issued guidelines for medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures.
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03 May 2016

Medical practitioner to be registered without conditions

A medical practitioner who sought a review of a decision to refuse him unrestricted specialist registration is to be registered without conditions.
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28 Apr 2016

New doctors’ health service arrangements

Doctors and medical students in NSW, the ACT, SA, and the NT will have access to expanded doctors’ health services from 1 May 2016.
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28 Apr 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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28 Apr 2016

Revised registration standards for limited registration published today

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has today published the revised registration standards for the four types of limited registration available under the National Law1.
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22 Apr 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest – Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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14 Apr 2016

Tribunal reprimands doctor, disqualifies him from registration for two years

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (SAT) has reprimanded a doctor.
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06 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Apr 2016

Medical regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has released its summary for 2014/15.
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30 Mar 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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24 Mar 2016

Consultation paper released

The Board has released a consultation paper on a proposed revised registration standard for granting general registration to medical practitioners who hold an Australian Medical Council certificate.
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24 Mar 2016

Consultation paper released

The Board has released a consultation paper on a proposed revised registration standard for specialist registration.
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24 Mar 2016

Tribunal acts on Board's call to cancel registration

A tribunal has acted on a call by the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to cancel the registration of a medical practitioner.
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22 Mar 2016

AHPRA welcomes Victorian hospital safety and quality review

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) looks forward to contributing to the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria that was recently commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services in the light of the tragic deaths of babies at Bacchus Marsh Hospital (Djerriwarrh Health). 
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04 Mar 2016

Tribunal hears appeal against Immediate Action – grants stay

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has given a medical practitioner six weeks to find a supervisor and a group practice to work in, while other restrictions on his registration imposed by the Medical Board of Australia remain in place.
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04 Mar 2016

Tribunal reprimands doctor for failure to report sexual misconduct, imposes conditions

A tribunal has reprimanded a doctor and imposed conditions on his registration, for his failure to report another doctor’s conduct at his practice.
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02 Mar 2016

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner

The Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) has imposed conditions on a specialist general practitioner's registration.
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26 Feb 2016

Tribunal reprimands surgeon for unsatisfactory professional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) found that Dr Christopher Joseph Bourke engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct.
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25 Feb 2016

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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25 Feb 2016

Tribunal restricts practice, finds unprofessional conduct

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) has found an orthopaedic surgeon engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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16 Feb 2016

Lessons for all in system failures at Djerriwarrh

Australia’s health practitioner regulator says there are lessons for everyone in the tragedy at the Djerriwarrh Health Service and that AHPRA is doing its part to address the system failures that let patients down.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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02 Feb 2016

Revised standards for all medical practitioners published today

The Medical Board of Australia has today published the revised registration standards for continuing professional development (CPD) and recency of practice for Australia’s 100,000 registered medical practitioners.
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19 Jan 2016

AHPRA prosecutes former doctor

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is prosecuting a former doctor for claiming to be a registered medical practitioner.
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15 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands medical practitioner for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has found Dr Andrew Carl Schneider, an anaesthetist, engaged in professional misconduct.
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12 Jan 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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07 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for applications – Queensland Board Member vacancy
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05 Jan 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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04 Jan 2016

Revised guidelines take effect from today

New international medical graduate (IMG) supervision requirements come into effect today.
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2015

31 Dec 2015

Revised PII standard for all medical practitioners takes effect on 1 January 2016

The revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance arrangements for medical practitioners takes effect on 1 January 2016.
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22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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18 Dec 2015

The Board warns international medical practitioners about fraudulent registration advice

The Medical Board of Australia has warned overseas doctors to take care before handing over money or official registration documents to anyone purporting to arrange medical registration in Australia.
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04 Dec 2015

Supreme Court dismisses doctor’s application for judicial review

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has dismissed a doctor’s application for judicial review of a decision of the Medical Board of Australia Performance and Professional Standards Panel.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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02 Dec 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised PII standard for all medical practitioners published today

The Medical Board of Australia has today published the revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance arrangements for Australia’s 100,000 registered medical practitioners.
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30 Nov 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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27 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Australian Capital Territory, South Australian and Victorian Boards of the Medical Board of Australia.
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25 Nov 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders counselling

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Andrew Alfred George Leggett, a psychiatrist and ordered him to undertake counselling, for having a personal and sexual relationship with a former patient.
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24 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands surgeon for unprofessional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has reprimanded Dr Chitrakanti Kapadia, a specialist surgeon for unprofessional conduct, for failing to disclose information to the Medical Board of Australia (Board) when applying to renew his medical registration.
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20 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands doctor, orders conditions on registration

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (SAT) has reprimanded, fined and ordered conditions to be imposed on the registration of Dr Ross Jose a general practitioner.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal finds doctor engaged in professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia (Tribunal) has found Dr Premanandan Vayal Veettil, who works in general practice, guilty of unsatisfactory professional performance and professional misconduct.
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18 Nov 2015

Tribunal suspends doctor, limits practice

A tribunal has suspended a doctor’s registration for six months, ordered him to never again see female patients and found that he engaged in both professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.
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16 Nov 2015

Final-year medical students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year medical students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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13 Nov 2015

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest – Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia
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11 Nov 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia. 
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09 Nov 2015

Revised supervision guidelines for International Medical Graduates

New International Medical Graduate (IMG) supervision requirements will come into effect in January 2016.
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05 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.
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04 Nov 2015

Revised accreditation standards for specialist medical programs

The Medical Board of Australia has approved the Australian Medical Council’s revised accreditation standards for specialist medical programs.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised registration standards approved

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council has approved the Medical Board of Australia’s revised registration standards for medical practitioners. 
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28 Oct 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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26 Oct 2015

Board imposes conditions on Dr Phillip Nitschke, ending legal process

The Medical Board of Australia has imposed strict conditions on the medical registration of Dr Phillip Nitschke in a mediated settlement that concludes longstanding legal and tribunal proceedings.
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21 Oct 2015

AHPRA calls for more reporting to improve public safety

AHPRA today called on Victorian health practitioners and services to report their concerns about poor quality care, so regulators can act when needed to keep the public safe.
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16 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications – Appointment to the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia 
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16 Oct 2015

AHPRA widens investigation into practitioners at Victorian health service

Australia’s health regulators yesterday launched investigations into other doctors and midwives at the Djerriwarrh Health Service in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, after receiving an expert report raising concerns about obstetric and midwifery care at the service.
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14 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published their health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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30 Sep 2015

Medical Board announces next steps on cosmetic medicine

The Medical Board of Australia has published submissions to its consultation on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures provided by medical practitioners and outlined next steps in deciding how best to manage risk to patients in this area.
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29 Sep 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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15 Sep 2015

Medical Board announces next steps on revalidation

The Medical Board of Australia has today published commissioned research on revalidation and announced the next steps it will take.
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10 Sep 2015

Medical Board and AHPRA endorse EAG call for action

The Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency today endorsed the call for action across the health sector to end discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
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28 Aug 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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27 Aug 2015

Tribunal reprimands and suspends doctor over alternative, unproven medical treatment

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded Dr William Barnes, suspending him for three months and imposing conditions on his registration.
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20 Aug 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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06 Aug 2015

Medical Board warns doctors of fraudulent letter

The Medical Board of Australia today warned doctors to look out for a fraudulent letter purporting to be jointly from the Board and the Department of Human Services.
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05 Aug 2015

Changes to conditions for some medical practitioners

The information that appears on the Register of medical practitioners will soon change for some medical practitioners.
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30 Jul 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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29 Jul 2015

GP reprimanded and conditions imposed over professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that Dr Jon Garland engaged in professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct, reprimanding him and imposing conditions on his registration as a medical practitioner.
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15 Jul 2015

Board warns overseas doctors of fraudulent registration and employment racket

The Medical Board of Australia today issued a blunt warning to overseas doctors about a fraudulent medical registration and employment racket.
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14 Jul 2015

Medical Board suspends Dr Tareq Kamleh

The Medical Board of Australia has confirmed it has suspended the registration of Dr Tareq Kamleh.
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07 Jul 2015

AHPRA and Board respect Supreme Court decision

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA respect the Supreme Court decision about Dr Philip Nitschke.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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29 Jun 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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22 Jun 2015

AHPRA acts on more unregistered individuals

AHPRA is calling for people who have been treated by unregistered individuals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to come forward, amid concerns about sub-standard dental care and poor infection control.
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01 Jun 2015

Board Chair’s leadership recognised in prestigious AMA award

The leadership and contribution of Medical Board of Australia Chair, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, has been recognised with the prestigious 2015 AMA Woman in Medicine award.
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28 May 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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20 May 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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19 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses review of conditions on registration

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by a Dr Nicolae Cruceru to review a Medical Board of Australia decision to impose conditions on his registration.
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15 May 2015

Tribunal orders Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered again

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal this morning ordered that Dr Jayant Patel must never be registered in the medical profession again in Australia.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner suspended for professional misconduct

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a medical practitioner engaged in professional misconduct, reprimanding him and suspending his registration for one year from 29 April 2015.
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12 May 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and fined for professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found Dr Steven Andrew behaved in a way that constituted professional misconduct, reprimanding and fining him $10,000, and imposing conditions on his registration.
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11 May 2015

Board seeks orders in relation to former surgeon Jayant Patel

The Medical Board of Australia today took disciplinary action against former surgeon Jayant Patel in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in Brisbane.
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05 May 2015

Medical Board of Australia and AMA join forces on doctors' health

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have joined forces on a national health program for doctors and medical students in Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications – New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia

Applications are now sought from medical practitioners and community members from New South Wales to fill vacancies on the New South Wales Board of the Medical Board of Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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30 Apr 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal affirms National Board decision to refuse registration

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has affirmed a Medical Board of Australia decision to refuse Dr Salahuddin Taj’s application for specialist registration.
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20 Apr 2015

Medical practitioner fined, disqualified for professional misconduct

The WA State Administrative Tribunal has fined Dr John Barry Myers $10,000 and disqualified him from applying for registration as a medical practitioner for five years.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal reprimands and fines practitioner for falsifying registration documents

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has found Dr Jai Palaniappan engaged in professional misconduct. He was reprimanded and fined $4,000 for falsifying registration documents.
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17 Apr 2015

Community protected: Misleading website off the air

A potentially misleading website that republished information from AHPRA’s register of practitioners without consent is no longer published.
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27 Mar 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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24 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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24 Mar 2015

Board commissions research on revalidation

The Medical Board of Australia has commissioned international research into revalidation, or ways to make sure doctors keep their skills up to date throughout their professional lives
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17 Mar 2015

Board consults on cosmetic procedures

Cooling off periods for all patients and mandatory psychological assessment for under 18s are proposed in draft guidelines for cosmetic medical and surgical procedures proposed by the Medical Board of Australia.
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16 Mar 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Christopher Alroe and imposed conditions on his registration for professional misconduct.
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04 Mar 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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26 Feb 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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26 Feb 2015

Psychiatrist reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional performance

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded Dr Zoran Radovic for unsatisfactory professional performance as a psychiatrist.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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17 Feb 2015

Websites using information from public registers without permission

No AHPRA permission for publication of data sourced from public online register.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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02 Feb 2015

Court of Appeal sets aside Tribunal finding of improper conduct

Dr Leila Dekker - appeal allowed.
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23 Jan 2015

Tribunal lifts suspension of medical practitioner

Dr Wijeneka Liyanage - suspension on registration lifted following appeal.
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23 Jan 2015

Medical practitioner reprimanded and conditions imposed

Tribunal finds professional misconduct, imposes conditions on registration.
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20 Jan 2015

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for a medical practitioner member from the Northern Territory to fill the following board member vacancy.
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13 Jan 2015

Tribunal reprimands practitioners for unprofessional conduct

Dr Tam Dieu and Dr Mervyn Cass: reprimanded and conditions placed on registration.
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07 Jan 2015

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke

Tribunal confirms Board decision to suspend Dr Nitschke's registration as a medical practitioner.
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