Insights Types: Health Insight

Aged care
Apr 8, 2024

INSIGHT: A sector priced out | Findings from the Aged Care Taskforce’s final report

The Aged Care Taskforce (the “Taskforce”), established in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, has…

Aug 3, 2023

INSIGHT: Can a patient under 18 provide informed consent?

There is no clear yes or no answer. As we explain, consent will depend on the individual. In any case,…

Jun 7, 2023

INSIGHT: Convicted health professionals may face registration suspension

Case note: Health Care Complaints Commission v FLJ [2023] NSWCATOD 7 Key takeaways Health professionals convicted of serious criminal charges, such…

Apr 4, 2023

INSIGHT: Industry Update: Increase in monetary jurisdictional limits of the District Court of NSW

This brief update provides you with an overview of recent changes implemented by the District Court in NSW. The NSW…

Nov 4, 2022

INSIGHT: New era for the costing of County Court and Supreme Court claims

Introduction This insight reports on the recommendations from the ‘Report on Litigious Costs’ (the Report) recently released by the Supreme…

Oct 28, 2022

INSIGHT: Victoria Health Services: Are you prepared for the Statutory Duty of Candour?

On 30 November 2022, the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Act 2022 (Vic) will come into effect. This legislation…

Oct 5, 2022

INSIGHT: New regulations are now in force for all health practitioners and organisations in NSW

If you operate a health service, or are a health practitioner working in NSW, you need to be aware of…

Aug 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Veterinary practice in WA: significant changes to the regulatory framework

Key takeaways On 18 June 2022, the Veterinary Practice Act 2021 (Act) commenced and the newly appointed members of the…

Jul 15, 2022

INSIGHT: Medical Board of Australia and Tan [2022] WASAT 57

Key takeaways A health professional will not have breached their duty of care or acted below a requisite standard if…

Jul 1, 2022

INSIGHT: The importance of health practitioners’ compliance with public health policies and directions

Brief Context In Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Bergin [2022] VR 4, a registered nurse (Practitioner) was found…

Mar 10, 2022

INSIGHT: A cautionary note to all health practitioners: don’t be caught out by section 130 of the National Law!

With increasing frequency in recent times, Meridian Lawyers is acting for registered health practitioners who have been the subject of…

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