Call to scrap mandatory reporting laws in wake of COVID-19

The RACGP is making the call to ensure GPs feel safe to seek help for pandemic-related stress.

The RACGP wants mandatory reporting laws axed, as well as new Medicare items, to help GPs manage the mental health impact of the COVID-19.

As the focus in Australia turns to managing the psychological fall-out from the pandemic among patients and healthcare workers, the college has called for better support for GPs, including changes to mandatory reporting laws.