Thursday, 8 July 2010

Protection from shonky operators

An untrained therapist operating in Perth and the south-west of WA, Matthew Meinck, was exposed by the ABC's Four Corners program earlier this year for his shonky practices.

Eleven of Mr Meinck's clients told the program he had falsely convinced them they had repressed memories of extreme sexual abuse by family members...

...In a statement following the Four Corners report, the Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council was considering two options.

They were individual states and terrories developing their own nationally agreed framework for unregistered health practitioners or the development of uniform national legislation enacted by each state and territory.