Health Legal Report

This report is distributed to clients free of charge and provides information on current legal issues in the health, community services and aged care sectors. The latest copy of the Health Legal Report can be accessed below.

Health Legal Report September 2017

In this issue of the Health Legal Report we discuss:

  • CT Procurement: tips and traps
  • Case Note: Duty to Warn of Genetic Risks? ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 336
  • Terminating Employees for Misconduct – are your procedures fair?
  • Big Data and the Risk of Re-Identification
  • Changes to Freedom of Information – Victorian Information Commissioner
  • Case Note: Privacy and Health Records Seven Network Limited v South Eastern Sydney Local Health District [2017] NSWCATAD 210

We also set out some of the Bills we are tracking throughout Australia, as well as some useful information links.

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Health Legal Report March 2017

In this issue of the Health Legal Report we discuss:

  • New Data Breach Notification Laws
  • Do your accreditation policies create a contract?
  • Medical Decision Making and Advanced Care Planning
  • Legislation Alert – Children Legislation Amendment
    (Reportable Conduct) Bill
    2016 (Vic)
  • Case Report – State Government Liability for failure to prevent Child Abuse – Special Leave to Appeal Granted to State of NSW
  • Elder Law Update – Responding to Elder Abuse

We also set out some of the Bills we are tracking throughout Australia, as well as some useful information links.

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Health Legal Report August 2016

In this issue of the Health Legal Report we discuss:

  • Health Privacy in a Big Data World
  • Responding to Elder Abuse
  • Compliance Report – Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 No.20 (Vic)
  • Case Report – Informed Decision Making – Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service v Q [2016] QSC 89 – termination of pregnancy in child – Application of a Local Health District; Re a Patient Fay [2016] NSWSC 624 – termination of pregnancy in adult with incapacity
  • Managing Contested Bequests

We also set out some of the Bills we are tracking throughout Australia, as well as some useful information links.

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Health Legal Report March 2016

In this issue of the Health Legal Report we discuss:

  • Contracts – Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Inc v Smith [2015] SASCFC 160
  • Privacy and Health Records – Wolstencroft v Zola (Human Rights) [2015] VCAT 1790
  • Corporate and Clinical Governance – Todd (a
    pseudonym) v The Queen [2016]
    VSCA 29
  • Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Act 2015 (Cth), Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Regulation 2015 (Cth), My Health Records (Assisted Registration) Rule 2015 (Cth) and My Health Records Rule 2016 (Cth)
  • We also set out some of the Bills we are tracking
    throughout Australia, as well as some useful information
    links.

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