PSA backs calls for radical revamp of mandatory reporting

Pharmacists need to be able to seek treatment confidentially, says PSA president

The PSA is calling on Australian health ministers to adopt the most radical of the four mandatory reporting reform options currently being considered.

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Exempting treating doctors from all mandatory reporting requirements, as currently occurs in WA, is the only way to address the three major concerns with the current system, the PSA says.

These concerns are a lack of confidentiality and support for pharmacists' health issues, inconsistency of services across the country, and the focus on past conduct, according to the PSA