Mandatory training scrapped for GPs prescribing abortion drugs

About 10% of GPs had registered as medical abortion providers.
Sarah Simpkins

The rule that GPs must retake a three-hour training course every three years to prescribe abortion drugs is being scrapped, along with mandatory registration for prescribers and dispensers.

The TGA says any health practitioner with “appropriate” skills and training will be allowed to prescribe MS-2 Step (mifepristone and misoprostol) from 1 August without drug sponsor MS Health certifying their training every three years.