AHPRA has open mind on Lyme disease: CMO

Doctors who offer treatment for suspected Lyme disease will not face censure by regulators, the country’s top doctor has pledged.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Baggoley (pictured) told a Senate hearing that the Department of Health and the Medical Board of Australia did not support a policy of warning off doctors from treating patients with suspected Lyme disease.

The issue was raised in a Senate Estimates meeting by Senator John Madigan, who said his constituents diagnosed with Lyme disease had responded well to antibiotics, but