I am a health practitioner charged with a drink driving offence. Do I have to notify AHPRA or my national board?
Unfortunately, there is no fixed answer to this question. The reason is because the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (“National Law”) makes it mandatory for a disclosure to be made if you have been charged with an offence punishable by 12 months or more of imprisonment; or convicted of any offence punishable by any term of imprisonment (even if no imprisonment was actually imposed). The maximum penalty for drink driving offences varies based on a number of factors. These include your blood alcohol concentration, previous drink driving or related convictions, the length of time since previous convictions, the type of license...Continue reading