Mandatory reporting laws come into force this week

AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher claims it is 'an important part of patient safety'

On Sunday, after a long campaign, the nation’s new mandatory reporting laws finally came into force.

Martin Fletcher
AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher.

That fact that the news of the revamped regime, designed to encourage impaired doctors to seek help, will barely cause a ripple seems to support the perception of those who say it amounts to a change without a difference.

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