Medical board to rewrite social media rules

After weeks of fury from doctors, the Medical Board of Australia has finally conceded that its new social media rules are too confusing and need to be rewritten.

The regulator announced Wednesday afternoon that it would change its new advertising guidelines due to the widespread concern.

The guidelines have been interpreted as threatening $5000 fines if a doctor does not try to delete a patient's online comment about their clinical care, even if it is unsolicited.