From 19 June 2019, Victoria will be the first jurisdiction in Australia to provide a legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death. Here’s what health service organisations need to know.
In this case, NCAT dismissed an appeal to lift a practising restriction imposed on a GP who, among other things, exhibited an apparent unwillingness to address numerous concerns regarding her professional conduct.
From 1 November 2018 Victorian hospitals will be required to notify the Health Department if a doctor reasonably believes that a person presenting for treatment has anaphylaxis.
The definition of ‘anaesthesia’ under the Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017 (NSW) has been expanded to include ‘diagnostic imaging practice anaesthesia’, which will now be subject to the Regulations accordingly.
In this case, the Queensland Supreme Court held that Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics had not been negligent in treating an asthma patient because their treatment was consistent with clinical standards and the QAS Clinical Practice Manual.
In this case the Victorian Supreme Court, exercising its welfare jurisdiction, authorised the administration of blood to a child despite the objection of the child and her mother.
The Public Health Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Act 2018 (NSW) has introduced a number of offences relating to communications and recordings made within 150m of an abortion clinic.
The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) has been amended to provide that, among other changes, RTA leases with a fixed term exceeding 5 years will now be subject to the requirements of the Act.