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  1. A Source of Hope Yet a Test of Faith; Can Health Practitioners Conscientiously Object to the COVID-19 Vaccines?

    18 March 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    AHPRA and the National Boards’ joint position statement on the COVID-19 vaccines strongly implores all health practitioners to be vaccinated during the rollout. For practitioners who have a conscientious objection to the vaccine, we discuss how they are currently permitted to raise this objection,...

  2. How do I obtain informed consent to a Telehealth consultation?

    26 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Telehealth services are currently providing a critical service in enabling patients to continue to receive care while also enabling health services to continue to operate. From a public policy perspective, they have also been playing an important role in...

  3. How does COVID-19 impact my AHPRA notification and other regulatory matters?

    12 May 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    AHPRA, in consultation with the 15 National Health Practitioner Boards that it works with (together referred to as the Regulator below), has compiled information relating to the regulatory implications of COVID-19 on its new ‘Responding to...

  4. How do I ensure continuity of care during COVID disruptions?

    28 April 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The challenges COVID-19 has resulted in widespread disruption to the healthcare system. Elective procedures have been cancelled, referrals for radiological and other investigations have been delayed, and patients presenting to emergency departments for...

  5. ED release following discharge and in absence of ‘high level of suspicion’ causes death

    22 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently considered the scope of reasonable emergency medical practice, following the death of a patient released from an Emergency Department the previous day, without diagnosis. Although ultimately finding the defendant...

  6. Increasing clear teeth alignment product demand gives rise to potential issues for dentists

    29 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Clear teeth alignment products have become increasingly widespread across the dental and orthodontic industries in recent years. Recently, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) criminal offences unit reportedly launched an...

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