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The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency does not require doctors to practise under the name that they are registered under

Martin Fletcher
Med J Aust 2019; 210 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.12037
Published online: 10 December 2018

In reply: The national online register of practitioners is a vital part of Australia's system of regulating health practitioners to assure patient safety. It makes accessible to the public and employers the names of all health practitioners who are registered to practise. It also provides important information about limits or restrictions placed on the way a registered practitioner is allowed to practise.

  • Martin Fletcher

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Melbourne, VIC.


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I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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