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  • Health,
  • Nov 9, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: A case scenario on death certificates – who can sign them and when?

    Meridian Lawyers often receives calls from doctors and other health practitioners requesting one-off advice relating to their day-to-day practice. One common and enduring theme of these requests for advice is death certificates – who can prepare them, and when? For example, if a patient dies in an aged care home, can a locum doctor certify […]

  • Health,
  • Oct 28, 2020
  • Author: Daniel Davison Author: Sarah Twinn
  • INSIGHT: Federal Court of Australia confirms Professional Services Review (PSR) has the power to order part repayments

    Professional Services Review (PSR) is a Commonwealth Agency whose objective is to protect the integrity of the Commonwealth Medicare benefits, dental benefits and pharmaceutical benefits programs and, in doing so, protect patients and the community from the risks associated with ‘inappropriate practice’, and protect the Commonwealth from having to meet the cost of medical and […]

  • Health,
  • Oct 19, 2020
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Coroners Court Directions Hearings now required within 28 days for mandatory inquest deaths

    The Victorian State Coroner recently issued Practice Direction 5 of 2020 – ‘Directions Hearings in Mandatory Inquests’, requiring that in all cases where an inquest must be held, and unless reasons exist otherwise, a Directions Hearing will be convened within 28 days of the death being reported to the Coroner. A mandatory inquest is required […]

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