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  1. Electronic Signatures and Witnessing from a Social Distance in Queensland

    26 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the context of COVID-19 and with much of the population still working from home, industry today relies more than ever on being able to transact business digitally. The legal profession is no exception. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 (Qld) was...

  2. Coroner's Court of Queensland - Investigation into the death of Mr B

    9 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Aboriginal man dies from complications of an undiagnosed subdural haematoma when his symptoms were incorrectly attributed to alcohol withdrawal. Date of findings: 15 September 2016 Coroner: Ainslie Kirkegaard Inquest Place: Brisbane Date of death: 31...

  3. Security risks within the Emergency Department

    9 November 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Violence within healthcare facilities, particularly within emergency departments, is a widespread problem in Australia. Healthcare workers such as paramedics and nurses, as well as other patients and bystanders, face a real risk of injury as the result of...

  4. Privacy in an age of distrust

    21 September 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Who Do You Trust? Privacy is the governing framework which controls access to the collection and use of a persons personal information. Many, arguably most Australians are uncomfortable with the thought of their private information, including their health...

  5. Hospital-acquired infections – When are hospitals legally liable?

    16 August 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In previous Healthfiles articles, we have highlighted the implications of antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), those which patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions. These issues remain...

  6. What do the new Mental Health reforms mean for hospitals and medical practitioners?

    16 August 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld) (“the Act”) represents the biggest mental health law reform in Queensland in 15 years. Existing laws governing the examination and treatment of patients with a mental illness have not up kept to date with...

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