Connect
MJA
MJA

Mandatory reporting of professional incompetence

Peter C Arnold
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): 132-133.
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.

  • Peter C Arnold

  • Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: parnold@ozemail.com.au

Acknowledgements: 

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.

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.