New AHPRA code threatens
Freedom of Conscience
Major concerns have been expressed regarding proposed changes to the Good Medical Practice Code of Conduct. In particular, the right to freedom of speech and conscientious objection are at risk of being significantly curtailed.
AHPRA's proposed new document can be accessed here. Submissions close August 3rd.
Read the AMA's submission here.
An organisation called 'Health Professionals Say No' have written an excellent submission highlighting the issues. The covering letter can be read here and the submission can be read here. Almost 700 signatories have been added so far. Additional Signatories can be added by contacting: Admin@healthprofessionalssayno.info
'Medicine with Morality' have also written a submission. Additional signatories can be added by contacting: email@example.com
The story of Dr David van Gend's involvement with AHPRA, as related by Miranda Divine, should be a great concern to all doctors and health-professionals.