Medical board to fund doctors’ health programs

Doctor groups have been calling for the MBA and AHPRA to use registration fees to pay for doctor-specific health services in addition to their current regulatory role. Last week the MBA said it would fund a service from next financial year.

The board did not say if it would use an existing service or establish a new one, but MBA chair Dr Joanna Flynn said it would be funded from existing registration fees. She said there would be a “clear delineation between the regulatory role of the board