Doctors face fines over patients’ social media posts

Doctors whose patients write nice comments about their clinical care on Facebook or Twitter face fines of up to $5000 if they do not try to have the comments deleted.

The regulator's revised advertising guidelines, which take effect in March, now state that comments about a doctor's clinical care — on any website — are deemed to be testimonials and as such break the law.

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