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  1. Episode 22: The line between voluntary assisted dying and criminal conviction

    11 May 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Content warning: this episode of The Checkup discusses highly sensitive topics, including death and suicide. If you find this episode triggering, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. In Australia, criminal law prohibits active voluntary euthanasia,...

  2. Episode 21: Health Complaints Commissioner: uncovering the complaints resolution process with HCC Resolutions Manager Felicity Lathrop

    13 April 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Understandably, the thought of being contacted by the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) following a complaint can be stressful for practitioners and health service providers. However, in many cases, this is usually a result of a lack of understanding...

  3. Episode 20: Coronial Investigations - everything health professionals need to know with Coroner Simon McGregor

    28 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following the death of a patient, the treating health professional may be asked to provide a statement to the coroner about their management of the patient, and required to attend court to provide evidence at an inquest. Understandably, the prospect of...

  4. No more lanyards and lessons from Oxycontin: Promoting medical devices and pharmaceuticals in 2022

    27 January 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    From 1 January 2022, lanyards at educational events in Australia can no longer be branded with company or product names from pharmaceutical sponsors.

  5. Vaccination, Vacillation, and Exemption: What should General Practitioners do with vaccine hesitant patients?

    18 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Government’s mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations for all ‘authorised employees’ has seen an increase in requests for medical exemptions from general practitioners. In this article, we discuss the relevant considerations of general practitioners in managing patients’ requests for...

  6. Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: What you need to know

    7 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The latest piece of end-of-life legislation passed Australian State parliament this month, with Queensland’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act being made accessible to eligible Queenslanders from 2023. This is now the fifth Australian state to pass legislation in this area.

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