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COVID-19 - Update for interns
This COVID-19 update was sent to all PGY1 and PGY2 doctors by Council's CE Joan Simeon on 1 April 2020.
Recertification requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic
Council recognises that we need to be flexible in our approach around a range of issues. We understand that there is a lot of concern within colleges, recertification providers and members of the profession about the need to meet recertification requirements. Therefore Council has made some decisions related to this to provide clarity to you and to the profession
Important follow-up around COVID-19 response around prescribing and telehealth
Council's Chair, Dr Curtis Walker, sent the email below to all practising doctors on 26 March 2020. This was a follow-up to the previous update on 25 March and provided additional clarification around prescribing and telehealth.
Important update on COVID-19 response
The Medical Council recognises the vital role that doctors have in the COVID-19 pandemic. With the escalation to COVID-19 alert level 4, Council has received many enquiries on a number of issues. We outline these issues and our advice for doctors in this update.
COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice
The COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice is intended to be used for disasters or pandemics. The decision to activate this scope was made with the Ministry of Health to assure the protection of the public and to assist with the COVID-19 response where we can.
Medical Council News - March 2020
In this special edition of Medical Council News there is an important message from the Ministry of Health around COVID-19. We also offer guidance for doctors for doctors working with potential COVID-19 patients, talk about our new "Naming Policy", and discuss the process we follow when we're notified of conduct or competence concerns.