The new ‘no-holds-barred’ compensation system will allow claims to be submitted more quickly than under the current system.
A ‘no holds barred’ system is when a doctor is required to wait six months to file a claim.
But under the new system, doctors will be able to file claims for up to two years from the date of the first recorded incident.
Under the current policy, a doctor will only be able get one claim before their case will be deemed ‘no barred’.
But the new compensation system is expected to allow for more claims than the current cap.
“It’s very exciting because it’s an entirely new system,” Ms Dutton said.
The new system will make it easier for doctors to get claims under the existing system.
“The main thing for us is that it makes sure that doctors have a lot of time to get their case through,” Ms Andrews said.
“We’re going to make sure that when people have a claim, they’re getting the most out of it and we’re going help the doctors who are doing that.”
Ms Andrews said there was still much to be done in ensuring a “safe and fair” new compensation model was in place.
Dr Dutton says she hopes the new structure will help doctors “get their cases through faster”Dr Andrews said doctors were already making great strides in developing a “no holds barred” system, but they still needed to make some adjustments to make the system work for everyone.
She said it was important for doctors, especially doctors in rural communities, to have a safe and transparent process.
Currently, the doctors are only able to access medical records through the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), but Ms Andrews wants that changed.
Ms Andrews says she wants the process to be “no-hands-barring” for doctors.
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