Outcry over clause banning after-hours deputisers from prescribing

The sector is now calling for an urgent rewrite

Note: This story has been usurped by more recent developments, which you can read about here.


After-hours deputisers will be barred from writing new scripts without the permission of a patient’s regular GP under a clause buried deep in the Federal Government’s new rules for the sector.

Doctors are now agitating for an urgent rewrite, saying patients will be put at risk.