Australian Medical Association To Work With Government On Nurse Legislation

Link I wonder how many midwives are working with this legislation to provide input? What comes out of this for me as I read it, is that the medical profession is scared of competition from midwives and is seeking to control the profession.

The Australian Medical Association will work with the Federal Government to ensure patients benefit from the introduction of new prescribing rights for nurse practitioners and midwives.

Legislation will be introduced into Federal Parliament today to grant nurse practitioners and midwives prescribing rights under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the ability to perform a broader range of procedures subsidised by the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

"We have been assured by the Government that nurse practitioners and midwives will work collaboratively with medical practitioners to deliver quality care and ensure patient safety under the new arrangements," AMA Federal President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said.

... "There is an enormous amount of detail to be worked through in this process ...