Pulse - Issue 7

Pulse Issue 7 - 12 August 2014

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Welcome to Issue 7 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 vexed issue of consent when it comes to a conflict between the interests of children and their parents;
  • the implications of experimental medical treatments when assessing a medical practitioner's duty of care;
  • overcoming potential barriers to court approved settlements;
  • what potential impact the proposed Medicare co-payment scheme may have on hospitals and GPs;
  • a recent coronial finding concerning the level of supervision required for a voluntary psychiatric patient; and
  • recent court decisions of note.

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