Why does my clinic ask me to sign a statutory declaration when I leave?


Why does my clinic ask me to sign a statutory declaration when I leave?

If you are a Doctor who began working for a clinic before it was made a Distribution Priority Area and are now leaving that clinic, often the Practice Manager will ask you to sign a statutory declaration.

By signing this statutory declaration, you are stating that you have closed your Provider number and don’t intend to return to the area to practice in the future. 

This gives the clinic the opportunity to hire another 19AB restricted Doctor, ensuring your patients keep getting the care they need.  

It does mean that you are unable to return to work in any practice in that area (the DPA area defined on the Health Workforce Locator) until you are outside of your moratorium. 

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