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,...
Complying with infection control obligations5 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Guidelines on infection control The Dental Board of Australia (DBA) has developed guidelines on infection control (the DBA Guidelines) which apply to all dental practitioners, being dentists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental therapists, oral...
Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Record Keeping31 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
What are clinical records? Clinical records are made-up of a broad range of material, including, but not limited to: clinical notes (electronic and/or handwritten notes); correspondence between health professionals regarding patients’ care;...
Typo in email address leads to compensation awards for privacy breach13 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Is your patients’ privacy adequately protected? In a decision published on 1 July 2020,1 the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner ordered a medical practice to pay compensation totalling $16,400 to two complainants arising...
Providing ECT to adults with impaired capacity outside of the Mental Health Act 20162 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
We were recently involved in a novel application seeking authorisation for the administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) to an adult in an induced coma for the treatment of super-refractory status epilepticus. The matter was considered in closed...