What are the common restrictions in General Practice…?

There are 4 common restrictions within General Practice. These are 19AB, 19AA, Health Workforce Certificate and Area of Need- but what do they mean?

19AB restricts international medical graduates and requires them to work in a Distribution Priority Area for a moratorium of 10 years in order to access Medicare Benefits. 

19AA restricts Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are not Fellowed and requires them to join a 3GA training program whilst preparing for Fellowship in order to be able to access Medicare. 

Health Workforce Certificates (HWC) restricts doctors on Temporary Visas. The Visa’s for GPs program requires practices to hold a Health Workforce Certificate in order to be eligible to sponsor a GP on a visa. These HWC’s are generally based on the need for doctors in that area. 

Area of Need Certificates are required for General Practices employing a General Practitioner seeking Limited Registration (Area of Need). Much like a HWC, an Area of Need Certificate is based on the need for doctors in the area.

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