In February 2019 the Australian National Audit Office released a performance audit assessing whether National Health Reform funding arrangements are sufficiently transparent. Here’s what health care organisations need to know.
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (Qld) will amend the National Law to clarify when health practitioners are required to make a mandatory notification about another practitioner’s conduct.
Developing a compliance program is key to ensuring an organisation satisfies its governance and compliance responsibilities. Here’s how to make sure yours is implemented effectively.
As of 1 January 2019, companies with an annual consolidated revenue exceeding $100 million are now required to disclose how their operations and supply chain may carry a risk of modern slavery and describe what the company is doing to address that risk.
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 Hospital Foundations Bill 2018 (Qld) will repeal and replace the old Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 (Qld) with legislation that reflects contemporary drafting standards and provides updated provisions relating to the oversight of hospital foundations.
The Health Services Act has been amended to introduce new obligations on the Boards of public hospitals and multi-purpose services.
Legislation has commenced in South Australia to provide for the licensing and regulation of stand-alone private day procedure centres and other miscellaneous provisions.