AMA will lose PSR veto powers: govt

The power, which the AMA has never used, was dubbed 'anachronistic' by a review.
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ged Kearney.

The AMA will lose its power to overrule Federal Government decisions on who leads PSR under draft laws introduced to Parliament today.

It follows a review of Medicare compliance led by health economist Dr Pradeep Philip (PhD), which described the veto power as “anachronistic” despite the AMA never using it.