What Doctors am I able to recruit to my MMM 1 and Non DPA Clinic?

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If you are a clinic in a MMM1 Non DPA area you will be looking to hire a:

  • VR General Practitioner
    • who is out of their moratorium or 
    • who is eligible for an exemption
    • who is a Permanent Resident or Citizen (this can be an IMG or an Australian Trained Doctor)

  • Non-VR General Practitioner
    • who is on their partner’s visa
    • who is also eligible for a 19AB Exemption
    • *Please be aware that this doctor will not be able to pursue Fellowship through a training program whilst working in your practice.

  • VR General Practitioner Restricted By 19AB
    • who is a Permanent Resident or Citizen (this can be an IMG or an Australian Trained Doctor) 
    • who is restricted by 19AB
    • *If your practice does not hold DPA, you will need to arrange a 19AB exemption, such as:
      • Locum Exemption – Allowed to work for 6 months in the practice as a locum.
      • After Hours Exemption – Allowed to work during the after-hours.
      • Spousal Exemption – Spouses will need to have been approved on a skilled visa in the last 10 years and if they are working as a GP, will either need to be outside of their moratorium or hold an unconditional exemption. Under this exemption, they will need to be within a close distance to their partner’s workplace.  
      • Replacement Exemption – A GP has left your practice and you are replacing them.
      • Academic Exemption – Teaching Medical Students through a University.

  • Non VR Doctor on a Visa Restricted By 19AB
    • Since 16 September 2023, Health Workforce Certificates are no longer a requirement for International Medical Graduates meaning that these Doctors can now be considered in M1 Non DPA locations. 
    • The same rules apply as the above section “VR General Practitioner Restricted By 19AB” but please note that you will bill A2 Medicare rates.

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Note: The information presented above has been updated as of 2023-10-03.

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Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

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