Private Practice Resources and Templates
This range of pro-forma contracts enables medical practitioners to effectively structure their business relationships.
Includes extensive commentary and detailed advice for adopting an associateship so you can fully benefit from this form of independent practice with your colleagues. The draft agreement that can be tailored to the associateship’s specific needs, particularly in the event that services will be provided by a service entity.
Licence to Occupy Agreement
Used where medical practitioners intend to provide a room or rooms within their clinic or practice premises to another medical practitioner or allied health provider. It includes standard provisions relating to the operation of the practice from the licensed rooms, as this may have a bearing on the overall business conducted by other medical practitioners operating their practices from the same clinic or premises.
A sensible starting position for medical practitioners entering into partnerships, it deals with the various aspects of operating in partnership with other medical practitioners, from the establishment of the partnership, through the distribution of profits and losses of the partnership, to the eventual dissolution of the partnership.
Service Entity Agreement
Governs the relationship between the service entity and each of the practitioners receiving services from the service entity, including the payment of fees to the service entity. It is designed to bind the service entity and each doctor individually, allowing for practitioners to enter and leave the practice without disturbing the arrangements between the service entity and other practitioners.
Manuals and other resources
These medical practice resources provide guidance on day-to-day management, and are a source of help when issues arise.
AMA Victoria Privacy Law Information Kit
Award Subscriber Service
Reduce the risk of potential prosecution and claims for back-pay. The Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 and the Nurses Award 2010, along with the National Employment Standards (NES), detail the minimum conditions for staff employed by practices, and create legal obligations with which you must comply. This annual subscription service provides practical guidance on the application of the two Awards and the NES and is complemented with telephone advice. Exclusive to AMA Victoria members.
Negotiating Contractual Arrangements between GPs
Negotiating conditions of engagement with a practice can be a challenge for GPs and principals alike. However, discussing and documenting arrangements up front and in a more formal way leads to more workable arrangements for GPs in their day-to-day practice. Formalised arrangements also allow for any issues that arise between GPs in the practice to be dealt with early on.
Joining the Dots in General Practice
An AMA conducted survey of GP members in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland that aims to ascertain the payments made to GPs working in practices through either a percentage of billings or hourly basis.
Orientation & Induction Tool for GPs and GP Registrars
This GP induction checklist template has been developed to practices in the orientation process of a new GP joining their team. The list includes items relevant to GP registrars. Download this FREE to personalise the template and adapt the items to your practice needs.
Publications Order Form
The Joining the Dots in General Practice Survey was conducted online over the period 28 February to 28 March 2014. GP members of AMA Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland were invited to complete the survey.
Negotiating conditions of engagement with a practice can be a challenge for GPs and principals alike. However, discussing and documenting arrangements up front and in a more formal way leads to more workable arrangements for GPs in their day-to-day practice.
This template is endorsed by AMA Victoria and the Victorian Hospitals’ Industrial Association (VHIA) and was the subject of extensive consultation with the Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (RDAV). The template is just that: a template. Ultimately, the terms of your contract should reflect the intentions of you and the hospital. Please ensure that you read the Instructions document below before using the template contract.