Are GPs facing domestic violence charges a clear risk to patients?

Two recent tribunal cases give two very different answers

The debate on uses and alleged abuses of emergency suspensions is likely to rumble on, and much of it will probably centre around when doctors pose a risk of “harming” patients.

Legal concept

This is because the legal implications of the NSW Court of Appeal ruling in the Dr William Pridgeon case are real.

The ruling was not about establishing technicalities with limited relevance to wider world.

The appeal court judges