Doctors to get 24 hours’ warning before being ‘named and shamed’ by AHPRA

AHPRA has revealed the draft rules for its new public warning powers.
Professor Steve Robson.

Draft rules for AHPRA’s new ‘public warning’ powers suggest doctors will have one day to appeal if the Medical Board of Australia decides to name them publicly during an investigation.

New laws, passed in October, gave AHPRA the ability to issue warnings about registered health practitioners before investigations were completed, if patients were deemed at risk.