Monday, April 21, 2014

AMI Survives Another Heart Attack?

The most recent AHPRA newsletter came with a very interesting story:

Referral from New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner

New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) completed an investigation into the Advanced Medical Institute (NZ) Ltd. The Commissioner found that the Advanced Medical Institute (NZ) Ltd had breached the New Zealand Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights 1996.
The HDC has published a partly anonymised version of the report on the Health & Disability Commissioner website and has asked the Board to alert medical practitioners in Australia about his concerns.
Long time readers of this blog will know that I hold the business of Advanced Medical Institute in great disdain, outlined in my previous entry here. I thought that they had sustained a fatal blow after the events of 2010, but clearly they have continued to practice in New Zealand.
This Commission finding is clearly a blow to their activities, but we have seen AMI rise snake-like from its ashes before (I deliberately did not say phoenix for... obvious reasons).
If you are interested, you can read all about AMI's practices at the NZ H&DC's website here.