Mandatory reporting of professional incompetence

Peter C Arnold
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01942.x
Published online: 4 August 2008

Removing the protection of confidentiality will not help raise standards of care

Governments confronting serious adverse health care events feel obliged to be seen to be doing something. They often set up an inquiry or, less commonly but peremptorily, amend legislation, attempting to avoid repetition of the events.

  • Sydney, NSW.



I thank Taj Warren and James Rawson of the Federation of State Medical Boards for information about relevant provisions in state legislation in the United States of America.


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