16 Nov 2016
The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) can – and does – take action to protect patients and manage risk posed by a registered medical practitioner.
AHPRA and the Board understand the community’s interest in its regulatory activities, and have listened to community debate about the caution issued to Tasmanian medical practitioner, Dr Gary Fettke.
By law, the Board cannot discuss individual cases in detail or publish the reasons for many of its decisions, without the consent of the medical practitioner concerned. Dr Fettke has not yet given his consent for the Board to make public the facts and issues that informed its decision.