Changes to mandatory reporting finally revealed

But the AMA calls them 'ambiguous and disappointing'

The tough laws forcing treating practitioners to notify AHPRA when impaired doctors come into their care are set to be softened, imposing a higher threshold for mandatory reporting except in cases of sexual misconduct. 


This week, legislation to update the current mandatory reporting laws was finally made public, after more than a year of haggling by the nation’s health ministers and a vocal campaign from doctors’ health advocates.

It is the first time since health ministers promised reform that the precise details of the proposed