AMA concerned over naming domestic violence perpetrators

New tenancy reforms in NSW help patients escape abuse but require doctors' input
Dr Kean-seng Lim
AMA NSW president Dr Kean-Seng Lim.

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.

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.