MLs close audit risk for after-hours doctors

The change comes after the health department last week agreed to wind back their right to audit practices which typically applies to any supplier receiving government funding. From 1 July, the Commonwealth will hand over administration of funding for after-hours services to MLs.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the clarification from the department was a significant win for the profession following intense lobbying to force the changes.

“This was a ridiculous situation where they were requiring GPs to agree to opening up their books and

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