Rego fees to rise in October

The Medical Board of Australia will increase registration fees by $15 from October — an increase of less than the CPI.

The board’s general registration fee will increase from $680 to $695, a rise of 2.2%. The CPI for the past 12 months rose by 2.5%.

The rebate for NSW practitioners remains unchanged at $83, giving an effective fee increase of 2.5%.

Medical board chair Dr Joanna Flynn said limiting the fee increase to the national rate of inflation reflected the board’s commitment to “prudent financial management”.

“The medical board has set the fee