Board reassures doctors on mandatory reporting

Two years since the law took effect – coinciding with the national registration and regulation scheme – MBA chair Dr Joanna Flynn said in a newsletter this week that mandatory reporting “continues to concern the profession”.

“The board wishes to remind practitioners that the threshold for mandatory reporting is high and is based on there being a substantial risk to the public,” she wrote.

“The board encourages anyone who feels they may have an obligation to make a report to read the guidance about mandatory reporting on our website… and to seek advice through