AHPRA issues alert

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A few days ago AHPRA issued an alert about an organisation called The Medical Register of Australia. In the release (which is also on the AHPRA website), the agency said, “It has come to the attention of AHPRA that letters and application forms are being sent out by another organisation, The Medical Register of Australia. Their correspondence may lead you to believe that registration with them is required to comply with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009.”

According to ASIC, the Medical Register of Australia Pty Ltd is a proprietary Company with a registered office in Bexley. The company’s website gives their address as a post-office box at Sydney University.

The company’s website says it has been offering training courses to medical personnel for two decades, although according to ASIC is appears to only have been registered since May 2000.

In August the company notified ASIC of an application to wind the company up, then withdrew that application in September.

AHPRA is keen to point out that the agency does not require you to apply for registration with the Medical Register of Australia to be recognised as a registered health practitioner.

“The Medical Register of Australia is a separate organisation. It has no role or relationship to AHPRA, any of the National Boards or the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme,” the statement said.

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