GPs miss out on extra protection from violence

POLL: Do current laws offer enough protection to GPs against violent or abusive patients?

SA Health Minister John Hill was today quoted by News Limited as saying although his government may consider expanding the new maximum sentences to include assaults occurring in the state’s GP super clinics and state owned GP-Plus clinics, private clinics would likely be left out of the new arrangement.

“A GP surgery generally is a private room where people come in on the basis of an appointment,"

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