Nitschke close to deregistration

Nitschke close to suspension

THE South Australian Medical Board has proposed to suspend euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke's registration.

The board is investigating Dr Nitschke over the suicide of Nigel Brayley, the Perth man who died in May after communicating with Dr Nitschke. 

A statement on the AHPRA website said it was focused on public safety and managing risk to patients. 

"Immediate action is a serious step. The threshold for the board to take immediate action is high," it said. 

"The board takes