The ACCC has issued a final determination granting re-authorisation to Australian Medical Association Limited (AMA) in respect of the conduct set out below. The ACCC has decided to grant authorisation until 22 March 2028.
Re-authorisation permits general practitioners (that practise in defined business structures) to continue to engage in:
- intra-practice price setting
- collective bargaining as single practices in relation to the provision of Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) services to public hospitals with ‘VMO Service Purchasers’, which includes health departments, local area networks and hospitals as relevant and
- collective bargaining as single practices with Primary Health Networks in relation to the provision of medical services including after-hours services.
Further information about the authorisation is available on the authorisation Public register.