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High Court decision regarding Safe Zones around abortion clinics: Clubb v Edwards [2019] HCA 11
A "safe access zone" 150 metres around an abortion clinic allows employees and clients to enter and leave safely.
Australia
26 May 2019
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Aged Care Royal Commission – Case study
This case study concerned the physical and chemical restraint of a vulnerable man with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.
Australia
26 May 2019
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Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
For the purposes of the Royal Commission, "people with disability" is defined to mean people with any kind of impairment.
Australia
23 May 2019
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Dr Emil Gayed: professional misconduct—the adequacy of public health authority and regulator responses to multiple complaints about a medical practitioner
Article discusses public inquiries examining the adequacy of responses to multiple complaints about a medical practitioner.
Australia
24 Apr 2019
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Aged Care Royal Commission
Operators in the aged care industry should be preparing for dealing with the media, including particularly, social media.
Australia
13 Mar 2019
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Wrongful birth children and assessing damages for cost of care: Australian and British jurisprudence compared
This analysis adopts a comparative approach to damages for treatment of wrongful birth cases in Australia and in the UK.
Australia
18 Jan 2019
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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: Terms of reference
The terms of reference for the Commission have an emphasis on the quality of aged care services provided to Australians.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Gillick competence, parens patriae and Jehovahs Witnesses - blood transfusions to minors
This was an application for the administration of blood to a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness, in the event of childbirth.
Australia
26 Dec 2018
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Who is our health regulator, AHPRA, and does it operate effectively?
A consultation paper has been recently released by the COAG health council with a view to enhancing the powers of AHPRA.
Australia
14 Sep 2018
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The Gould appeal of medical negligence: irrational yet widely accepted practice?
The court considered the "irrational exception" to the "widely accepted practice" provision in professional negligence.
Australia
26 Aug 2018
11
Medical claims and the ACL: A few thoughts on exclusion clauses and waivers
We do not as yet have the benefit of a court decision applying the s60 ACL guarantee in a medical treatment context.
Australia
5 Jul 2018
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Plaintiff discharged from hospital whilst sedated and allowed to drive a motor vehicle: Naidoo v Brisbane Waters Administration Pty Ltd t/as Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
Hospitals and practitioners should ensure tests provide an accurate assessment of a patient's suitability for discharge.
Australia
21 May 2018
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Gender dysphoria in Australia: The judicial response in re Kelvin
Adolescents will not have to obtain court approval for treatment if they have permission from their parents and doctors.
Australia
5 May 2018
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Orchestral musician wins landmark case over hearing damage
Recent case marks the first time that UK HC has explored legal obligation of music industry towards hearing of musicians.
Australia
2 May 2018
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Wrongful birth damages – Two more difficult questions
The challenge of unrelated disabilities is not the only one facing courts if seeking to quantify wrongful birth damages.
Australia
2 Apr 2018
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The Children Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017 (VIC)
Bill proposes new provisions that will establish a child wellbeing and safety information-sharing scheme in Victoria.
Australia
13 Mar 2018
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Medical testing in litigation: explanted tissue – James v Seltsam Pty Ltd
In litigation for asbestos exposure compensation, the first defendant sought testing of the plaintiff's explanted lung.
Australia
26 Feb 2018
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Why are medical manslaughter cases so rare in Australia?
Medical manslaughter laws in UK and Australia are in principle the same but Australians are less willingness to prosecute.
Australia
29 Nov 2017
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Risks to the community vs. confidential medical care: A challenge not yet solved
The balancing exercise between confidentiality and the patient's potential risk to the community has become no easier.
Australia
28 Oct 2017
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Mental harm damages following birth trauma – the Sorbello appeal
The appeal addressed how the trial judge could properly choose between competing expert opinions on mental harm.
Australia
6 Oct 2017
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