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Our Council was established in July 2010 under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). It is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

We aim to protect the health and safety of the public by managing complaints about doctors and students.

We manage complaints about the professional performance, conduct and/or health of a registered doctor in NSW.

If you are concerned about the health, conduct or performance of a registered doctor or student, let us know - anyone can make a complaint.

Find out about how we assess a complaint about you, including possible outcomes.

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Codeine survey
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Provides a summary for health consumers, employers about medical certificates based on Medical Council of NSW Medical Certificate Guidelines (2012)
Professor Kichu Nair
The Medical Council of NSW has welcomed four new members: Dr Merran Auland, Ms Maria Cosmidis, Professor Cameron Stewart and Professor Kichu Nair.
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future."