Pulse - Issue 6

Pulse Issue 6 - 15 April 2014

Pulse issue 6 

Welcome to Issue 6 of Pulse, a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability.  In this issue of Pulse, we discuss:

  • the High Court’s refusal of special leave in a case concerning the inadequacy of Medical Panel reasons;
  • the first AHPRA prosecution under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law;
  • recent nursing disciplinary proceedings in VCAT;
  • obligations to notify the Coroner of a reportable death;
  • a Coroner’s finding relating to issues involving the HACC Program and its implications for the NDIS;
  • a case relating to the responsibilities of a mental health unit when discharging a patient;
  • use of surveillance footage;
  • a recent High Court case discussing issues of informed consent; and
  • a medical practitioner’s duty to warn of rare risks.

We hope that you enjoy reading this edition of Pulse and we welcome your feedback. If you have comments, queries or suggestions for topics that you would like us to cover in future editions, please contact us at pulse@landers.com.au or speak with your usual Lander & Rogers contact. 

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