Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 4 Feb2014

    Medico-legal issues for radiographers

    Written by: Kellie Dell'Oro, Principal BreastScreen radiographers, as health professionals, owe a number of legal and ethical obligations to all women who attend for screening mammograms. These obligations stem from statute, the common law and ethical and professional guidelines. It is important for radiographers to...
  • 3 Feb2014

    AHPRA audits: tips for registered health professionals

    Written by: Marianne Nicolle, Principal & Tighan Tosen, Solicitor As a registered health professional applying for or renewing your registration, in accordance with your Board’s registration standards, you are required to declare that you have (or have not): met the recency of practice requirements; completed the required amount of...
  • 3 Dec2013

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

    Finally, some good news on the Medicare dental audits. In recent developments, several ADA branch members received letters from the Department of Human Services (DHS) announcing full waivers of alleged debts arising from claims under the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental...
  • 2 Dec2013

    Privacy, legal liability and the pharmacist

    What were the legal implications of allowing a third party access to a pharmacy’s computer to identify patients who may benefit from the Home Medicines Review (HMR) program? Meridian Lawyers Managing Principal, Paul Baker, says that under no circumstances should...
  • 2 Dec2013

    Fitness instructors, squats and waivers

    The Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory has awarded damages of $255,261 to a student who injured himself while studying to be a fitness instructor at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The facts The student was enrolled at...

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