IMGs to pay for criminal checks

The new rule, to be introduced in February, will bring the requirement for practitioners from international backgrounds into line with that for Australian graduates, who are subject to domestic criminal history checks.

“It is fair and reasonable for practitioners and will give the community in Australia greater assurance,” AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher said. 

Currently, if applicants declare they have no criminal history outside Australia, no further evidence or auditing is sought.  

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