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    Medical Management Plans for children and your system of governance

    Veterinary practice in WA: Proposed amendments to the current regulatory framework

    Dangers of adopting branding including a geographic reference

    Do you send personal information offshore?

    Selling your medical practice

    Pharmacists: are you ready for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

    ACCC alleges SmileDirectClub misled consumers regarding health insurance reimbursements for clear teeth aligners

    Modern slavery: New guide released for the financial services sector

    High court affirms parents can consent to puberty blockers on behalf of their children

    Real time prescription monitoring: assisting practitioners to make better informed prescribing decisions

    The collective bargaining class exemption for small businesses is now in effect

    Pitfalls of promoting health services on social media

    Extended powers of HCC include investigating complaints incidental to the provision of health services

    Gender Dysphoria and Children: Lessons from R v Tavistock

    VCAT confirms COAG Ministerial Direction 2019-1 not binding on Tribunals

    Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic) – does it really apply to me? Important implications for registered health professionals employed by bodies corporate in Victoria

    Make privacy a priority, today and every day

    The dos and don’ts of COVID-19 vaccine promotion

    Dangers in negotiating commercial agreements

    The importance of an up to date and relevant shareholders’ agreement

    New disclosure obligations in New South Wales require increased transparency with consumers

    Defamation – be careful what you post on social media

    Retailers beware of advertising false promotions

    How the changing definition of “consumer” under the Australian Law may affect you

    Use of electronic signatures – a cautionary note

    Clipping the wings of phoenix activity: New requirements for resigning directors

    Statutory Demands – back to being an effective means of collecting debt from a corporate debtor

    The value of a pharmacy partnership or shareholder agreement

    Commercial Occupiers: What is expected of them to keep premises safe?

    Changes to ACNC Governance Standards

    Do your staff members understand their obligations regarding the handling and storage of personal information?

    Privacy and External Dispute Resolution schemes: Limitations for healthcare credit providers

    Future directions for the Consumer Data Right

    Major Insolvency Law Reform Enacted

    Does your domain name meet the new trade mark eligibility rules?

    Waivers and extreme sports

    Reinstatement of thresholds and other FIRB changes

    New and expanded AHPRA Advertising Guidelines: a welcome aid to compliance

    How small businesses can utilise the ACCC’s new collective bargaining class exemption

    Are all activities performed in a gym recreational? The court says no.

    In accommodation settings, does ‘slippery when wet’ mean liable?

    New Zealand’s Privacy Act Overhaul

    A case scenario on patient privacy – can I discuss a deceased patient’s care with their family members?

    A case scenario on death certificates – who can sign them and when?

    Federal Court of Australia confirms Professional Services Review (PSR) has the power to order part repayments

    Coroners Court Directions Hearings now required within 28 days for mandatory inquest deaths

    No half doses in pharmacy ownership

    VCAT upholds use of immediate action power to suspend doctor over social media use

    UK High Court applies established duty of care principles to legalise professional guidance which permits disclosure of confidential information to a proximate third party without consent

    Pharmacy relocation – tips for navigating the critical steps

    Key insights from July 2020 OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Report

    Three years on from the chaperone review, AHPRA celebrates changes to the regulatory landscape of sexual boundaries notifications

    Accidentally sending an email to the wrong email address can cost you

    Safe Sleep and Rest Policies

    Professional Services Review (PSR) launches telehealth review

    Listen to the experts: Chatoor v Health Care Complaints Commission of NSW [2020] NSWCA 111

    What do I do if there is an accidental breach of my patient’s privacy? Advice for health practitioners and organisations

    Swearing of affidavits across Australia – what’s required during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    How will Liability Insurance respond to COVID-19?

    Taking action against health practitioners in the “public interest” – two years on, how is the new immediate action power being applied in practice?

    Private Health Insurer audits – a reminder to exercise caution and to ask for help

    Emerging Insurance Issues from COVID-19

    Coroner’s findings emphasise the potential risks of relying on telehealth without in-patient review

    Appeal softens the blow for defendant following fall from ‘aerial sling’

    AFCA Decisions: Online insurance purchases, non-disclosures at inception of policy

    A warning to health practitioners: is your professional indemnity insurance in place?

    Western Australia: What are the Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Registered Health Practitioners?

    Using the new MBS telehealth item numbers to care for patients from home? Here are some of the risks and limitations for medical practitioners

    A reminder on section 130 of the National Law: notify the National Boards of ‘certain events’, or face a possible finding of unprofessional conduct

    Recent Applications in personal injuries claims impacted by COVID-19

    National Code of Conduct for SME Commercial Leases during COVID-19

    WA hospital negligent for not recognising sepsis in infant burns patient resulting in irreversible brain damage

    Supreme Court of Victoria opts to hear would-be jury trial by judge alone in an effort to keep the wheels of justice turning

    Professional Services in New South Wales – approval is required

    Bushfire Emergency Declaration

    A wrongful birth case study: Nouri v Australian Capital Territory [2020] ACTCA 1

    Legal requirements for drone operation are set to widen – what do you need to know?

    Health practitioner seeks help from the Federal Court to uncover identity of negative Google reviewer

    Dentist seeks help from the Federal Court to uncover identity of negative Google reviewer

    Help! I’m being Audited

    AHPRA releases revised Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications about registered health practitioners

    What is a Drone? Who can own and operate one?

    Regulation of unregistered health practitioners in WA – is the current system adequate?

    Audio and Video Records – are they legal?

    Landlord and agent – the buck stops where?

    Soutorine and The Medical Board of Australia [2020] WASAT 5

    A case study in causation

    Social Media: What’s OK – What’s Not

    Owing prescriptions – are you courting danger?

    Claims Against International Airlines

    Payroll tax clampdown on healthcare clinic operators

    Electronic Prescriptions

    General practitioner successfully appeals negligence finding

    Coroner recommends new standard for in patient observations

    VCAT confirms that disciplinary consequences may befall practitioners who treat their own family

    A reminder about the potential strength of ‘usual practice’ evidence

    Insurance, drones and you.

    Nurse slammed for profiting under patient’s will and pressuring peers

    Powerful new Sports Tribunal leads the way in bolstering integrity in Australian sport. Why is this important?

    Handling sensitive health information about patients and customers – do you understand your obligations?

    You have received a notification – what now?

    What’s the damage? Recent trends in General Damages awards for psychiatric injuries in Victoria.

    What happens to healthcare complaints in Western Australia?

    Striking the balance: Do the recent amendments to mandatory reporting obligations go far enough?

    Ask for help, and ask early – advice for surviving an AHPRA notification

    A gift bejewelled with risk

    Pharmacy Workplace Relations – Hot Topics

    Family Day Care – Compliance and Policies and Procedures

    Revocation of registration as a registered provider of supports under the NDIS

    Directors’ Duties

    Be Data Smart

    Applications for new PBS Approvals or relocations of existing PBS approvals

    Case Note: Bergin v Queensland Cork & Timber Solutions Pty Ltd [2019] QDC 141

    Professional medical organisations collaborate to help bring clarity on medical costs for patients

    Steroids and hormone therapies – Off label use or misuse/abuse?

    How medical practitioners can manage negative online reviews

    Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation comes into force in June

    SafeScript provides prescribers and pharmacists with real time access to the prescription history of their patients for high risk medicines.

    Medicare Shared Debt Recovery Scheme to significantly affect recovery of incorrect Medicare billings from next month

    Important information for property developers in Victoria: State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019

    Police in Victoria and Western Australia, to share information with AHPRA

    Professional Performance under the Spotlight | Inquiry into the actions of the regulator and local health district

    New powers used by Health Complaints Commissioner to stop unregistered service providers making false claims

    ASIC’s regulatory approach to enforcement post-Hayne

    A reminder: Child Care providers in Victoria, now subject to the Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme

    Restrictions on the use and disclosure of confidential communications between a victim of sexual assault and treating health practitioners

    Six axioms emerging from the Hayne report

    Case Note: Caffrey v AAI Limited [2019] QSC 7

    Is the ‘irrational’ exception feasible?

    Federal Court confirms strict interpretation of the 80/20 rule under the Health Insurance Act 1973

    How can you tell if you have been given a forged prescription and what to do if you have

    Made a mistake? Tell the client asap or risk a finding of deceit

    Shared Debt Recovery Scheme to hold both medical practitioners and employing and contracting organisations responsible for incorrect Medicare billing

    My Health Record: Important Information for Healthcare Providers

    Statutory privilege does not prevent disclosure of records in VCAT proceedings

    A Game Changer for Mutuals – New Law Expands Capacity to Raise Capital

    What are pharmacists’ obligations when supplying pseudoephedrine?

    No professional misconduct finding for General Practitioner’s ‘grave error of judgment’

    Professional Opinions – how much weight do they carry?

    Financial Services Royal Commission – The Interim Report – Emerging Regulatory Themes

    Professional Misconduct – fact or fiction?

    Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    Can a loss of superannuation pension form part of a loss of earning claim for a retired claimant?

    Getting it right – meeting your legal and professional obligations in advertising

    Board removes links to past disciplinary decisions – but not all of them

    Child Care Subsidy Law– An introduction to the new Minister’s Rules and Secretary’s Rules 2017

    Video: Negligence in relation to asbestos-contaminated waste

    Case note: Your Onus or Mine?

    High stakes for organisational heads as Victoria introduces new requirements as part of reportable conduct scheme

    Unfair Contract Terms: Not if but how

    Provident Capital Class Action

    Medication Misadventure – Methotrexate: A reminder to pharmacists to exercise independent judgment about the safety of a prescribed medicine.

    The duty of care requirement – not to be taken for granted

    Putting the past behind you? Not any more, as Medical Board starts displaying links to old disciplinary decisions on the National Register

    Duty of disclosure: yesterday’s hero?

    Missing faxed scan result triggers the Coroners Court to call for robust standards regarding the communication of radiology results

    Sparks v Hobson; Gray v Hobson [2018] NSWCA 29: Is this a prelude to the expansion of the peer professional opinion defence in NSW?

    ‘SafeScript’ Roll-out: An update for practitioners on important regulatory changes from 1 July 2018

    What to consider when you buy a Fitness Franchise

    Fair Go! Are your standard contracts unfair?

    Assigning your Commercial or Retail Lease

    Charities Unclear and Uncertain about Disclosure of Political Donations and Expenditure

    Are you prepared for the mandatory data breach notification regime?

    Recent trends in buying and selling pharmacies

    Pharmacy Franchise Law – tips for franchisees

    Misuse, interference or loss of personal information by pharmacists – new mandatory notifications for data breaches

    Expanding or contracting your pharmacy? Don’t forget Pharmacy Location Rule 121

    Unfair Dismissal claims under fixed term contracts

    Shifting landscape – Insurance law firms are experiencing unprecedented change as the sector evolves

    How Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) may impact your business

    Unfair Contract Protections Capture Standard Contract Loans to Small Businesses

    Are Financial Service Providers prepared for the mandatory data breach notification regime?

    NSW Health Services Organisations face key changes to Root Cause Analysis procedures

    Supreme Court of Victoria confirms availability of statutory privilege over clinical records in VCAT

    National registration of paramedics – mandatory notifications: what paramedics need to know about their mandatory reporting obligations

    Overhaul gets the go ahead for mandatory reporting laws regarding treating healthcare professionals

    Insurance Broker Remuneration – 5 Legal Considerations  

    Misleading Advertising in Financial Services

    Reflections on a recent experience with ‘hot tubbing’ in the Coroners Court

    Outrage as junior UK doctor is convicted of manslaughter and struck off

    Accepting gifts from patients – before you partake of that bottle of wine, stop and consider a few factors

    Victoria to roll out real-time prescription monitoring system in 2018

    Medical Board seeks community input on revised sexual boundaries guidelines

    Meridian Lawyers bolsters its property and commercial leasing practice in Sydney

    Meridian Lawyers expands its insurance team and footprint from East to West

    Outstanding Insurance Lawyer Andrew Sharpe to join Meridian Lawyers’ Sydney Team.

    National registration of paramedics 2018

    Release of Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice

    Changes to Medicare Benefits Schedule Items for Spinal X-Ray Services – Why, how and what now?

    Proving residual working capacity: a defendant’s burden to bear

    Case study: pitfalls of crossing the boundaries

    Video: Fundamentals of effective negotiation

    Sweeping reforms in Victoria proposed to lift hospital safety

    Medical Board reforms for older medical practitioners and those the subject of multiple complaints

    Video: Negligence and Consent in the Medical Profession

    Landmark advertising fine warns that the tiger has teeth

    PI Cover for AFS Licensees – Check your cover as not all PI policies have the same cover

    Standard Contract Terms and Conditions for Derivatives Trading and Broker Rights

    New Legislation Introduces Ban on Excessive Payment Surcharges

    Expanded Protection for Whistleblowers in Corporate, Financial and Credit Sectors including Tax Misconduct

    Put it in writing: Tools to protect and enforce minority shareholder rights (Part 2)

    How to avoid copyright infringement

    How fit are you, legally?

    Increased Powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman – Is your Business Vulnerable?

    Partnership Agreements – do you have one and is it up to date? Is it a dispute waiting to happen?

    National Boards armed with new public interest power to take immediate action against health practitioners

    National registration of paramedics – registration standards

    Massive Privacy Breach: A lesson in using third party web service providers

    Wright and Wrong

    Crowd-sourced funding for start-ups and SMEs – offering shares to retail investors

    Proposed new Insurance Code of Practice for Superannuation Trustees

    “Check, Correct, Change” guidance published by AHPRA a welcome resource for practitioners seeking clarity in advertising regulation

    Significant $1.3m payout warns employers to take employee bullying complaints seriously

    Pharmacy insights – Spring 2017

    Disclosure of confidential genetic information to relatives

    A reminder for pharmacists: exercise caution when dispensing Schedule 3 Poisons

    Court’s disdain for disability claim

    70 years in the making: the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017

    National registration of paramedics

    Finalists in InfoTrack Client Centricity Awards for second year

    Media release: Meridian boosts health law expertise

    ACCC increases franchisor scrutiny

    Put it in writing: Tools to protect and enforce minority shareholder rights

    ‘Phillips arrangements’: It may be time to review your service company arrangements

    NSW landlords and tenants affected by changes to the Retail Leases Act

    Choosing the right not-for-profit structure

    Media release: Insurance Team and Managing Principal shortlisted for prestigious industry awards

    When is a duty of care owed in mental harm claims?

    Vets must be vigilant to avoid legal action

    How long must you retain child care records in Victoria?

    What does mandatory reporting mean for early child care workers?

    Beware of altered, forged or fraudulent prescriptions: a reminder for pharmacists

    Dealing with complex facts in assessing contribution for an asbestos exposure injury

    Amendment of service approvals – your options if you are refused

    Proposed changes to National Quality Framework

    Choosing the right business structure for your child care service

    Family Day Care Law: avoiding breaches of the National Law and Regulations

    Brand loyalty in professional indemnity insurance: risks of shifting insurance cover

    The insurer strikes back

    General insurers need to be ever mindful of best practice advertising

    Dental insights: Is your radiology equipment registered and your radiology licence up-to-date?

    Attempted murder during offsite training: is the occupier liable for psychiatric injury?

    Finalist in Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards

    A reminder to ensure the dental justification for treatment plan is clearly recorded

    Pharmacy sale and purchase trends during 2016: assignment of leases

    Real-time prescription monitoring: what does it mean for health practitioners?

    Meridian Lawyers successful in long-running professional negligence case

    Trends in business sales and purchases: assignment of leases

    Choosing the right business structure

    Abolition of stamp duty on purchase of business assets in New South Wales

    Is Big Brother watching?

    Succession planning for your partnership

    Selling a veterinary practice

    Succession planning for your partnership

    AWB: the next instalment…

    Meridian Lawyers’ New Year promotions

    What do I need to know about the new Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic)?

    Have you planned your party properly?

    Are you selling a child care business?

    What to do if your service approval has been suspended or cancelled

    Advertising: A timely reminder

    The duty of care owed by a principal contractor – is it delegable?

    Meridian Lawyers’ boosts Melbourne Insurance Team with new Principal

    How will technology change the types of claims we see in the future?

    Game of drones: new rules, new challenges

    When has an obligation to obtain informed consent been discharged?

    Video: Negotiating and evidence of a legal retainer

    Certain contractual indemnities void in Queensland injury claims – some traps for brokers

    Women in Law Awards finalist: Mentor of the Year

    Meridian Lawyers wins prestigious award

    Managing Partner Paul Baker finalist in Australian Law Awards

    Is this the end to using contractual indemnities to apportion liability for workers’ injuries?

    Insurance insights: The pitfalls of lending a helping hand

    Tackling tardiness

    High Court win: finding reminds courts of appeal of their limits

    Doing the right thing: complying with Family Assistance Law for family day care

    Lowering of two key Wrongs Act thresholds in Victoria

    Holding nurses to account: AHPRA notifications, investigations, processes and outcomes

    Australasian Law Management Journal: Q&A with Paul Baker

    Mourning the loss of our colleague and collaborator – Ashley Jones, Principal at Meridian Lawyers, Brisbane

    Drones – friend or foe for underwriters?

    Selling your business? Don’t forget an important asset – your employees!

    ‘But how can I notify my insurer? All the details are private’

    Pharmacy location rules: Who are ‘persons aggrieved’ by new approvals?

    Nurofen Specific Pain claims: Federal Court finds misleading conduct

    Online pharmacy retailer pays $32,400 for misleading product pricing

    Aim for a pain-free goodbye

    What does a ‘professional service’ mean in the context of a D&O policy exclusion clause?

    The changing state of play: The natural evolution of the professional regulation of pharmacy

    Storage and prescribing of medication in the dental surgery

    Striking the right balance: gender diversity and flexibility

    Fast-tracked orthodontic treatments give rise to informed consent and scope of practice issues

    Meridian’s Employment Principal elected ALERA President

    Meridian Lawyers assists with NAPSA’s constitution overhaul

    Foresights: Public liability

    Foresights: recent case rulings challenge the status quo

    Schedule 8 medications: A disturbing trend in storage and record keeping

    AHPRA extends its reach to social media

    A reminder of what is notifiable conduct, and the consequences of failing to notify

    Queensland to remove 5% permanent impairment threshold for workers seeking damages

    Recent Court of Appeal decision confirms breadth of advocate’s immunity

    Power couple

    ACCC given greater powers to enforce new Franchising Code of Conduct

    The broadening shadow of section 54

    New office aims to improve johnson v triple c process in Queensland

    Watch out for that last step

    Changes proposed to end mandatory inquests into deaths in custody

    The dentist as an independent expert witness

    Positive partnerships: the comforts of a good partnership agreement

    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble for plaintiffs

    Buying and selling dental practices

    Meridian Lawyers nabs high profile insurance lawyer

    Employment relations principal joins Meridian team

    Endeavours to resolve the debate

    Keeping your website up-to-date and accurate

    Corporate governance update: ASX Rules

    Credit reporting regime under the Privacy Act has a new bite

    Spotlight on Fitness: an overview of Australian Consumer Law

    The cost of doing business: an open and shut case for a child care centre

    Best Lawyers recognises leading insurance lawyer

    High Court determines that damages are not capped

    Pharmacy alert: maintaining script certifications

    Consider these fundamentals before purchasing a professional practice

    Thinking of buying a franchise?

    Retail shop leases: your rights as a tenant

    Pitfalls of group buying advertising for health practitioners

    Is this the end of your lease?

    Insuring builders: claims by subsequent owners

    Taking the ‘literal’ or ‘intended’ meaning: High Court reserves judgment

    Personal trainers: don’t sweat the legal small print

    Medico-legal issues for radiographers

    AHPRA audits: tips for registered health professionals

    Joint statement on dental audits: ADA, Guild Insurance and Meridian Lawyers

    Privacy, legal liability and the pharmacist

    Fitness instructors, squats and waivers

    Employment Insights: Fair Work Commission lays down some markers on bullying

    Health professionals: Are you complying with your obligations?

    Government rolls out Living Longer, Living Better aged care package

    How healthy is your relationship with your business partners?

    Strategic shareholding agreement with Steadfast Group

    Legal issues: What should a physiotherapist do when…

    Biosecurity guidelines: Do they pose an increased legal risk to veterinarians?

    e-health: A new frontier for health practitioners

    Infectious diseases & child care: what about staff members?

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