Price-setting carries low legal risk: RACGP

The RACGP has defended its decision not to reapply for legal protections allowing GPs to engage in intra-practice price setting, saying the risk of prosecution appears to be low.

The college has come under fire for allowing its authorisation with Australia’s competition watchdog to lapse in June last year, potentially leaving GPs exposed if they discuss their prices with other doctors in the practice and together set fees for locums and after-hours services.

The AMA recently made an application for a new authorisation

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