On 9 April 2014, the Act received Royal Assent after being passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 April 2014.  The Act amends the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Qld) to secure life-long contracts for senior medical officers that cannot be varied negatively without an Act of Queensland Parliament and limit the ability of health directives to affect doctors’ contracts except when increased remuneration or improved benefits are offered.

To view the Act, click here.