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Medical Board of Australia

Media release

24 Jul 2014

The Medical Board has made a decision to suspend the registration of Dr Nitschke.

Medical Board confirms suspension

The Medical Board of Australia is focused on public safety and managing risk to patients.

The South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia has suspended the registration of Dr Philip Nitschke.

The Board made the decision after considering a submission from Dr Nitschke, as part of the process of taking ‘immediate action’. Section 156 of the National Law enables the Board to limit a practitioner's registration in some way to keep the public safe, while other investigations or processes continue.

The register of practitioners now reflects this change to Dr Nitschke’s registration.

The Board’s enquiries into the conduct of Dr Nitschke will now continue. The Board and AHPRA will not comment further at this time.

Anyone concerned about the professional conduct of a doctor should contact the Board through AHPRA on 1300 419 495.

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form 
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers) 
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

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