Banned doctors should front tribunal before being allowed to practise again: health ministers

The proposed reforms are a response to media scrutiny of doctors breaching boundaries.

Deregistered doctors would have to apply to a tribunal for reinstatement rather than the Medical Board of Australia under a suite of changes proposed by state and territory health ministers.

Doctors found guilty of professional misconduct for sexual boundary breaches would also have their entire regulatory history, including non-sexual incidents, listed on AHPRA’s public register under the plan.