Australia: sexual professional misconduct permanently on record

Compliance & Discipline,

The Health Practitioners National Law is being amended such that "proven allegations of a criminal sexual offence or sexual professional misconduct will permanently remain on a health practitioner’s public record." The current policy is to publish sanctions against a practitioner only until the expiration date of the sanctions or the national board deems it no longer necessary. The draft plan calls for the establishment of specific criteria under which regulators could publish practitioners' regulatory history. 

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