We finally have agreement on mandatory reporting - but is this change for real?

Certain caveats could actually expand reporting requirements

ANALYSIS


Health ministers have agreed to revamp mandatory reporting laws, but there is still a long way to go before all doctors will be able to feel safe asking for treatment for their mental illnesses.

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On Friday, the Council Of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council announced that ministers had finally greenlit the development of new legislation that would exempt treating doctors from the requirement to report practitioners

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