Retrospective PSR legislation introduced by Minister Plibersek

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek presented the Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill to Parliament for a second reading this morning and the legislation is expected to clear the lower house today.

The legislation would prevent any further court challenges based on the invalid appointment of PSR committee members and safeguard more than $5 million in Medicare claims ordered to be repaid by doctors found to have practised inappropriately over the past 5 years.

The legislation follows the successful challenge of committee appointments by four NSW GPs on the grounds the government had failed

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