In response to an AMA recommendation, the COAG Health Council has approved a targeted consultation process for amendments to mandatory reporting requirements by treating practitioners.
The targeted consultation process will seek feedback on proposed legislation that strikes a balance between ensuring health practitioners can seek help when needed, while also protecting the public from harm.
The COAG Communique states that the consultation process will involve professional bodies representing each registered health profession, consumer groups, National Boards, and professional indemnity insurers.
The results of the consultation process will inform a Bill, which will be presented to the Queensland Parliament as soon as possible.
Western Australia is not included in this process. Its current arrangements will continue.