unethical, and places the doctor at risk of disciplinary action by medical boards. It may also place the doctor at risk of a charge of fraud against the Health Insurance Commission.
Australia continues to benefit from the additional postgraduate training and experience sought by Australian doctors abroad. Appropriate visas and temporary registration for such training are usually readily available, in contrast with permanent resident status and full registration, which is now restricted for doctors in most Western countries. Up to date information on visa and registration requirements overseas is not within the compass of this book but may be obtained from the Australian Postgraduate Medical Foundation or from the embassy of the country concerned.
1 Neal B W, 50th Stawell Oration, "'The governance of the medical profession'", AMA Victorian Branch News, July 1986, pp 127-143.
2 Allinson v General Medical Council of Medical Education and Registration [ 1894] 1 QB 750 at 763 per Lopes L.J.
3 R v General Medical Council [ 1930] 1 KB 562 at 569 per Scrutton LJ.
4 Hartnett v The Medical Board of Victoria [ 1941] VLR 289 per O'Bryan J.
5 Pillai v Messiter (No. 2)  NSWLR 197.
6 Briginshaw and Briginshaw [ 1938] 60 CLR 336.
7 Breen K J, "'Trust and the medical practitioner'". AMA (Victorian Branch) Newsletter, February 1996.
8 Policy statement: Medical practitioners and sexual misconduct. Issued by the NSW Medical Board, 1992.
9 Trust in the doctor/patient relationship. Guidance for patients and doctors on professional sexual boundaries. Issued by the Medical Practitioners' Board of Victoria, 1996.
10 Trust in the doctor/patient relationship. Issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand, 1994.
11 Chelation therapy. Report of ninety-sixth session of NHMRC. Canberra: AGPS, 1984, p. 40.
12 'Annual report of the Medical Practitioners' Board of Victoria 1995, 15-16.