Board backs ombudsman

In April, the majority of the Queensland Medical Board resigned and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg sacked all remaining members in May.

He then tabled legislation to enable the state to take immediate action against health practitioners, including suspending or placing conditions on their registration where there was a “serious risk to the public”.

Former board members said the move was premature and based on an inaccurate report, while indemnifier Avant said it could encourage other states to follow, leading to inconsistency in the

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