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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (WA)
Visiting Medical Practitioners (VMPs), both general practitioners and specialists, are contracted to supply medical services for public patients in government non-tertiary hospitals throughout Western Australia. VMPs are independent contractors operating medical businesses and are not employees.
The AMA has had a long history of negotiating VMP arrangements in Western Australia, for example, negotiating the 1987, 1992 and 1995 Agreements, pre the extension of the Trade Practices Act to the professions. Those negotiations were very complex with a raft of considerations being taken into account.