Strip AHPRA's powers, says former medical board president

AHPRA should lose its power to investigate complaints against doctors, with the role handed back to the states, says a former medical board president.

The move would reduce the watchdog — set up six years ago — to simply maintaining the registration database for national registration.

Dr Kerry Breen (pictured), a former president of the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria and former president of the Australian Medical Council, says the current system is