Top

Mandatory Reporting

Seeking help can often instil fear into medical practitioners and bring about questions relating to mandatory reporting. Due to overwhelming concerns raised by junior doctors in relation to mental health and mandatory reporting it is hoped that this information will provide some clarity and reinforce that its ok to seek help. 

Dr Gannon (AMA President) has said directly "It is clear that all the Health Ministers are committed to removing barriers from doctors seeking help from other doctors about their mental health or stress-related conditions".

Legislation is currently being developed in consultation with the States and Territories and medical professionals with a clear message that "the barriers to doctors accessing mental health are going to be removed."

In Australia, as outlined by AHPRA and the  Medical Board of Australia the threshold for mandatory reporting is actually higher than most people think. The information in these links aims to reassure doctors who might be considering seeking help.

 

More information



Carly.jpg

Carly Moorfield
Senior Coordinator, Trainee Liaison
Email[email protected]
Phone: 0429 577 302

 

MEDIA CENTRE

News

Working together to act on endometriosis

With new data confirming the prevalence of endometriosis in Australia, RANZCOG's work to develop guidelines to manage this complex disease is well underway.

20/09/2019

News

Bringing together the Pacific family

RANZCOG’s vision in global health is to improve the health of women and their families, particularly in our geographical region.

09/09/2019

Women's Health

Updated advice on Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy

Updated advice on timing of Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy in line with the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition (updated March 2019).

04/09/2019