AHPRA – New Rules for Doctors Undergoing Routine Drug Monitoring

Under new rules from AHPRA (Australia’s Medical Board), doctors undergoing routine drug monitoring are now required to keep their hair at least 4cm long.

This comes after a Canberra-based anaesthetist, who liked to partake in un petit peu de leftover fentanyl from surgical patients he’d anaesthetised, was unable to undergo a drug test as he’d shaved off ALL of his hair – his head, his ‘pits, his pubes. Surely just a coincidence.

Oh, and poppy seeds should also be avoided, as they can trigger a positive result for opiates. Bagel lovers beware.

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