MBA to release new social media policy

The draft policy will be released for public comment soon and will instruct doctors they are bound to abide by the relevant laws and the board’s codes and guidelines when they use social media.

AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Brian Morton welcomed the issue being given the “imprimatur of the board”.

“The trap for many doctors is they are using social media after work when they are tired and they may express something in a way they ordinarily wouldn’t,” he said. “The draft policy is probably a good reminder to all of us we need to be aware of the possible

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