Qld medical board must be sacked: Springborg

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has tabled reports in parliament this week showing endemic problems with the state's handling of medical complaints.

He said the public wasn’t properly protected from doctors who pose a risk of harm and he will set up a new medical ombudsman for the state.

Mr Springborg has written to 10 members of the Queensland board of the MBA, giving them 14 days to show why their positions are still tenable.

"It's highly likely that their position is certainly untenable in my view," he told ABC radio today. "That's why I've taken this extraordinary course of action

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