More doctors facing tribunals since AHPRA chaperone ban

The use of emergency powers to suspend doctors pending formal hearings has also increased

The proportion of doctors ending up before a tribunal after being accused of sexual boundary violations has more than doubled since AHPRA stopped them continuing to work with chaperones.

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The Medical Board of Australia brought in sweeping reforms in 2017 in response to a review of the chaperone system.

It concluded that chaperones — used by the board to monitor doctors still under investigation