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  • Meridian has one of the largest and most expansive health law practices in Australia. Our deep understanding of the business of health and its regulations is unparalleled. Clients in the health sector benefit from our hands-on approach and nuanced understanding of insurance, corporate and commercial, workplace relations and safety law.

    Our clients include leading local and overseas insurers, some of Australia’s most prominent companies and organisations, a large number of professional member associations, and hundreds of health care businesses and individual health care practitioners.

    We have established relationships with numerous national peak bodies across the health care sector, which gives us unique insight into issues that all industry participants face. We act for many healthcare allied health services on a wide range of issues including corporate and commercial transactions and advise on the regulation of health and healthcare services across Australia, medico-legal as well as litigation advice concerning professional indemnity and public liability claims.

    A number of our lawyers are recognised by Best Lawyers Australia 2019 in Health and Aged Care and Medical Negligence. Meridian was also recognised in the latest edition of the Doyle’s Guide as one of Australia’s leading medical negligence and professional indemnity legal practices.

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  • Health,
  • Apr 12, 2019
  • Author: Shannon Mony
  • INSIGHT: Police in Victoria and Western Australia, to share information with AHPRA

    In July 2018 the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Victoria Police announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding information sharing. Under the Victorian agreement, AHPRA can disclose information to Victoria Police where there are allegations or evidence of criminal offending including physical harm, sexual offending, production of exploitative material, or drug offences. The […]

  • Health,
  • Apr 12, 2019
  • Author: Nevena Brown
  • INSIGHT: Professional Performance under the Spotlight | Inquiry into the actions of the regulator and local health district

    From 1999 onwards, Dr Emil Gayed worked in public and private hospitals across NSW. During that time, complaints and concerns were raised regarding Dr Gayed’s professional practice and performance. Dr Gayed was disqualified from practice following a Tribunal finding that Dr Gayed had engaged in numerous incidences of unsatisfactory professional conduct, and that together they […]

  • Health,
  • Mar 21, 2019
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: New powers used by Health Complaints Commissioner to stop unregistered service providers making false claims

    The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner (the Commissioner) can now issue general health warnings and ban unregistered service providers from treating patients, even before a complaint investigation is completed, if the Commissioner believes a health provider poses a serious danger to the public.  A breach of the new General Code of Conduct[1] (the Code) for providers […]

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