AMA concerned over naming domestic violence perpetrators

New tenancy reforms in NSW help patients escape abuse but require doctors' input

Doctors are being asked to identify alleged perpetrators of domestic violence against their patients under a new scheme to help victims escape abuse from partners.

Dr Kean-seng Lim
AMA NSW president Dr Kean-Seng Lim.

Laws have been introduced in NSW this year allowing victims to immediately cancel any tenancy agreements if their doctor signs a declaration form confirming the abuse is taking place.

Doctors are involved because of fears