Informed consent for Down’s syndrome screening: asking patients the right question18 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
An NHS antenatal screening facility in England has been found liable in negligence for failing to carry out screening for Down’s syndrome which, if taken, would have led to a termination of the plaintiff’s pregnancy. In issue Whether the...
Increasing clear teeth alignment product demand gives rise to potential issues for dentists29 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...
Risk Management Tips – Experien case studies28 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Case study one As part of a health fund’s regular conduct review into their providers’ claiming patterns, a general dentist was asked to produce copies of various documents, including full customer records, treatment plans, patient notes,...
Risk Management Tips - Experien case studies22 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Case study one A general dentist referred a patient to an endodontist for root canal treatment. The treatment was completed and the endodontist instructed the patient to have a crown placed by her general dentist. The endodontist had no record of sending...
Giving evidence in court - tips and traps for medical professionals who may be called on as an expert witness12 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
A medical practitioner may be called as a witness to give evidence in court, and the evidence provided by doctors can assist the Court in making informed and fair decisions. Giving evidence in court can be a daunting experience, but knowing the protocols...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media and Online Networking for Health Practitioners24 January 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The Rise of Social Media Social media has expanded rapidly in the last decade and is a powerful tool for people to share opinions, information, experiences, images, and video or audio clips. The use of social media can have an enormous benefit for people...