Chaperone Review Report now available

01 May 2017

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) commissioned an independent review into the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia.

The purpose of the review was to consider whether it would be appropriate, and in what circumstances, to impose a chaperone condition upon practitioners while allegations of sexual misconduct were being investigated. It also served as an opportunity to recommend whether changes to regulatory practice and the National Law were necessary to better protect patients and the public.
The review was undertaken by Professor Ron Paterson, an international expert on patients’ rights, complaints, healthcare quality and the regulation of health professions.
The review was completed in February 2017 and the report is now publicly available on the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner website.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019: proposed amendments

The proposed amendments call into question the standards and ethics of the medical profession, seeking to regulate and control practice.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

RANZCOG recognises the complexities associated with late term abortions, and supports a process by which late term abortions can be lawfully performed where appropriate.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health, RANZCOG, welcomes the tabling of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 in the NSW Parliament and urges all MPs to vote in favour.