AHPRA to start random audits of doctors

AHPRA will begin randomly auditing doctors from early this year, checking their declarations about CPD activities, criminal backgrounds and indemnity insurance are true.

But the regulator is being careful not to give too much away, keeping secret its schedule and the number of doctors who will be affected annually.

Until this year, doctors renewing their registration were only required to make a written declaration that they met the registration standards.

But pilot audits of chiropractors, pharmacists and optometrists, conducted in 2012 and 2013, found hundreds of practitioners in