In anticipation of the NDIS rollout in South Australia, changes have been made to the relevant working with children and disability worker laws to align the requirements with NDIS standards.
As Victoria prepares to transition to the NDIS, several amendments have been made to the Disability Act 2006 (Vic) to reflect NDIS standards, in relation to restrictive practices, information systems and community visitors.
Victorian nurse and midwife to patient ratios have been updated to reflect changes in medical tech, patient complexity, best practice and community expectations.
In this case, the Queensland Supreme Court held that a dentist, who had been lawfully terminated for allegedly sexually harassing a dental assistant, was liable to compensate his former employer for the loss of opportunity to profit from his services.
New legislation has been introduced in SA to regulate the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes and to implement new signage requirements in ‘no smoking’ zones.
The User Rights Principles 2014 (Cth) have been amended to require approved providers to give written notice to DHS in a standardised format regarding the amount they charge for certain services. This new disclosure requirement is intended to facilitate a new pricing comparison feature on the My Aged Care Service Finder.
Amendments have been made to Queensland’s guardianship and administration framework to enhance safeguards, improve efficiency and provide a focus on contemporary practice and human rights.
Upcoming Changes to the Mandatory Notification Provisions in the Health Practitioner Regulation National LawNatalie Franks
The requirement for treating practitioners to make mandatory notifications about other health practitioners is being revised to ensure that doctors are not deterred from seeking medical treatment.