PSR to be given new powers to access doctors’ records

And GPs could also face fines for failing to provide evidence at PSR hearings, under legislation before federal Parliament
Geir O'Rourke
Medicare money

Doctors will face fines for failing to hand over their patient records to the Professional Services Review, even if they are not under review themselves, under looming changes to the watchdog’s powers to investigate GP corporates.

The legal changes are expected to pass the federal Parliament later this year.