Job if you do, no job if you don’t15 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The topic of mandatory vaccination has become prominent in recent times due to COVID-19. As a result, the question of an employer’s ability to require employees to be vaccinated has been asked more frequently than ever before. So, can an employer make an employee get a vaccination?
Social media for medical practitioners4 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Social media has been designed to help people stay connected and in today’s society is such a common form of communication. The Sensis Social Media Report in 2018 recorded that eight in ten people use social media. 1 Medical practitioners have...
The Checkup Episode 16: Cultural and Legal Issues in Indigenous Health with Avelina Tarrago7 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Since the Closing the Gap initiative began 10 years ago, some progress has been made to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. But there is still work to be done in achieving equity in Indigenous health. In this episode,...
When in … France? A novel application of lex loci deliciti in medical negligence proceedings20 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The NSW Supreme Court applied the law of France to determine breach of duty by a surgeon who performed knee surgery on a professional rugby player, and also to determine the appropriate damages to award. The Background Mr Lucas Anthony Miller (the...
Importance of notifying complaints and claims7 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A health practitioner has provided treatment to a patient and the patient has expressed dissatisfaction about the outcome of the treatment. What should the health practitioner do? It is important for a health practitioner to maintain a positive...
Dental practitioners, are you practising dentistry within your scope of practice?6 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The Dental Board of Australia’s (DBA) revised scope of practice registration standard and guidelines for scope of practice came into effect as of 1 July 2020. There are a number of dental practitioner divisions (being dentists, dental hygienists,...