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Alert: Medical Practitioners Act 2008 (WA)

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On 1 December 2008, the Medical Practitioners Act 2008 (‘‘the Act’’) came into force in Western Australia. The Act replaces the Medical Act 1894 and significantly alters the law governing the practice of medicine in the State.

Two areas of significant change which have been introduced by the new Act are:

- Disciplinary, competence and impairment proceedings.
- Additional notification requirements.

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