RACS Advocacy

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2009

Submission to the Productivity Commission regarding Public and Private Hospital Systems

31 July 2009

The College strongly believes that any discussion of performance should include analysis of the quality of outcomes. 


Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into the Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Bill

05 June 2009

College Fellows practising within the Orthopaedic specialty consider the National Joint Replacement Registry to be a valuable medical resource, collecting and making available data on joint replacement operations across Australia. 


Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into National Registration and Accreditation for Doctors and Other Health Workers

05 June 2009

College Fellows practising within the Orthopaedic specialty consider the National Joint Replacement Registry to be a valuable medical resource, collecting and making available data on joint replacement operations across Australia. 


Submission to the Australian Medical Council regarding an application to have cosmetic medical practice recognised as a medical specialty

01 June 2009

RACS does not support recognition of cosmetic medical practice as a new medical specialty.


Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into Compliance Audits on Medicare Benefits

24 April 2009

The College recognises the value of compliance audits, providing such audits are conducted fairly, and their results are assessed by an independent and objective peer group rather than a government instrumentality concerned primarily with cost cutting.


National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Interim Report

31 March 2009

Given the breadth of the Commission's terms of reference, the College is in agreement with the key themes and has addressed many of these in earlier submissions.


Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into Gene Patents

19 March 2009

The College is strongly of the view that Australia's patent laws should be revised to ensure families have guaranteed access to gene testing in public hospitals.


Preventative Health Taskforce

12 January 2009

The National Preventative Health Taskforce is to be congratulated on preparing the comprehensive discussion paper that has been broadly circulated.


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