If you have ever been to an emergency department, you may have been told that the cost of treating a patient is not paid by the health system.
But it isn’t.
Instead, the hospital pays the costs of the treatment, and it’s a form of income for doctors and nurses.
But the government has introduced a new bill that would make it harder for doctors to earn an income from the system.
The Bill will require doctors and nurse practitioners to have the same minimum salary as a general practitioner, meaning they have to be paid a minimum wage.
This would increase the number of doctors and RNs with pay from 20 per cent of their salaries to 40 per cent.
The government wants to force them to provide the same salary to all of their employees.
Dr Stephen Young is an emergency physician and chief medical officer for the state’s Health Department.
He told the ABC that he believes the new law will make it more difficult for doctors who are struggling to get their patients treated.
“I think it’s really unfair.
I think we are not really in the best position to be able to do this,” he said.”
There are a lot of people that have very good pay and a very high salary, but they are still not getting paid.”
Mr Young said the changes were needed to make it easier for doctors.
“If we are going to change the law we are talking about people with high levels of skills that are being trained and it would not make sense to just let people work at a low level of skill,” he told ABC Radio National.
“What we need is to have more people who are skilled and in good paid positions, who are able to work on the weekends, to work off-hours and be able pay for themselves.”
What you need to know about the coronavirus:The bill passed its first reading in the House of Representatives yesterday and is expected to pass through the Senate this week.
Topics:health,diseases-and-disorders,health-policy,government-and/or-politics,healthcare-facilities,government—organisations,parliament,australiaFirst posted November 19, 2019 17:07:55Contact Nicola MeldrumMore stories from New South Wales