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AMA Submission to NRAS review of penalties for practicing whilst not registered

15 May 2017

Pretending to be a registered health practitioner (holding-out) is an offence under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

Recently a few individuals have been caught pretending to be specialists.  The Health Ministers felt that the penalties for this behaviour were not a sufficient deterrent and have sought an increase.

The AMA supports these increases.  Misusing any registered title, particularly the title medical practitioner is unacceptable.  These individuals pose a significant risk to the community.

The submission to the consultation on the increase in penalties for holding-out can be found here.

 


Published: 15 May 2017