AMA submission to the Health Ministers’ consultation on the management of professional misconduct and strengthening protections for notifiers

The AMA reiterates the sensitivity of this area and the need for the rights and expectations of practitioners and patients alike to be carefully balanced and calibrated.

Patients need to know that their practitioners will practise in a way that justifies their trust and the very high respect that the community places in them, whilst practitioners should not be punished in perpetuity and in a disproportionate way for offences committed long ago and/or where the individual has served the punishment and no longer poses a threat to the public.

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