Fitness tests for ageing doctors

Original article by Sean Parnell
The Australian – Page: 5 : 29-Nov-17

The Medical Board of Australia has recommended that doctors over the age of 70 be required to undergo fitness testing to ensure they are still capable of treating patients. However, Board chairwoman Joanna Flynn stressed that there were no plans to introduce a mandatory retirement age for doctors. The Board also wants registered doctors to undertake a minimum of 50 hours of continuing professional development each year, while it would like to see young doctors and medical students observed "for possible integrity issues"


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