Gannon highlights rare opportunity to fix mandatory reporting

He says flawed legislation is putting doctors at risk

The AMA has reiterated its support for the WA model of mandatory reporting of doctors who seek treatment for mental health problems.

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AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says the next meeting of the COAG Health Council is critical for changing the status quo.

“We urge ministers to avoid an alternative proposal, which is based on the current Queensland model … [which] does not work. The principle underpinning the WA model – an exemption from reporting for impairment – has been proven to work.”