Hold your horses: NSWCA reins in CLA s5O defence5 July 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The New South Wales Court of Appeal (Court) has overturned an earlier finding that a Sydney hospital, when treating a patient suffering shoulder injury resulting from a horse bite, acted in accordance with peer professional opinion. The Hospital was therefore unable to rely on the defence under s5O...
Episode 17: COVID, mental health and the rise of telehealth with Dr Erika Penney14 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s the importance of having the necessary infrastructure in place to allow us the ability to pick up the phone and get the health and medical assistance we require. This includes mental health support....
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,...
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,...