Rural Doctors Association of Australia Limited - Authorisation - A91078

Summary

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia Limited (RDAA) and its constituent state associations seek authorisation to collectively negotiate with state/territory health departments the terms of contracts for rural generalist and general practitioner (GP) visiting medical officers (VMOs) in rural areas, particularly with respect to payments for services provided to public patients and for on-call services. It is not proposed that the RDAA negotiate on behalf of other medical specialists or with individual hospitals.

On 14 May 2008, the ACCC granted authorisation to application A91078 until 30 June 2013. Authorisation does not compel the state/territory health departments to negotiate with the RDAA. The state/territory health departments remain free to continue with their existing arrangements for GP VMO contracts.

Applicant(s)

  • Rural Doctors Association of Australia Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91078

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