Doctors still liable for online reviews

Under the new rules, practitioners face a $5000 fine for not requesting the removal of patients’ online reviews of their clinical services.

Following an outcry that the rules placed an unreasonable burden on doctors, MBA chair Dr Joanna Flynn released a statement saying the guidelines were only intended to apply to testimonials intentionally used to advertise.

Medical defence organisations argue the clarification proves there is a need to modify the guidelines to ensure they reflect the board’s intentions.

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