Ms ARMITAGE question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
Leader, I seek clarification. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency will be developing some guidelines and some information for doctors. Is that currently occurring or is it coming? Has it been accepted by our state or is it being left to AHPRA, which we know could take some time, or is it in now? If so, are doctors aware of the situation?
Mr President, I thank the member for Launceston for her question. At present, the Government has supported the introduction of the COAG Health Council process. Because that has been accepted, AHPRA will now develop an awareness and education program for practitioners.
I do not have the time frame at hand, but they have that responsibility to start that.
Ms Armitage - I might ask in the future how the time frame is going. Thank you.