14 December Revised Guidelines around the Doctor-Patient Relationship December 14, 2018 By Miranda Grace Medical Board of Australia doctor, patient, relationship 0 Revised guidelines on "Sexual Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship" come into effect yesterday, 12 December 2018. The guidelines are based on ‘never using your professional relationship to establish or pursue a sexual, exploitative or other inappropriate relationship with anybody under your care. This includes those close to the patient such as their carer, guardian or spouse or the parent of a child patient’. Click here for further information about the Revised Guidelines Related Coalition says new autism guidelines won't affect NDIS access New national guidelines for diagnosing autism announced by the federal government on Tuesday will have no impact on those with autism previously deemed eligible for funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the minister for social services, Paul Fletcher, has said. New guidelines for myopia management The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has released an online tool designed to help eyecare professionals manage patients with myopia. Single Touch Payroll STP is a reporting change that will require employers to report tax and super information to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The ATO is urging employers to determine what they need to do to get ready Why consulting Dr Google first could be a good thing New research, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, has found consulting ‘Dr Google’ before presenting at the emergency department could improve interactions between patients and their treating physician. Pregnancy Warning Posters Misleading and Inaccurate Thousands of posters warning pregnant women about the dangers of alcohol have had to be removed from the walls of hospitals and GP clinics around the country. GP incentives increased to enrol DVA clients The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has increased incentive payments for General Practitioners (GPs) to enrol eligible patients in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) program. The benefits of enrolling your patients, including reduced hospital admissions, were recently highlighted in an in-depth evaluation of the program. GP clinics receive an initial incentive payment to enrol eligible DVA clients, then quarterly care payments thereafter. The new DVA fee schedule for CVC claims, including an increase in payments, came into effect on 1 July 2018. Comments are closed.