Federal legislation has recently commenced introducing a suite of changes to modernise the regulation of medical devices in Australia.
Victoria has introduced a strict process that hospitals must follow before authorising ante-mortem procedures.
Federal Parliament has introduced new laws with significant penalties for the import, export, manufacture or supply of therapeutic goods prohibited under an international agreement.
In Re: Imogen (No. 6)  FamCA 761, the Family Court assessed a teenager’s Gilick competence regarding treatment for gender dysphoria in the context of a dispute between Imogen’s parents about consent.
In ACCC v HealthEngine Pty Ltd  FCA 1203, HealthEngine was fined $2.9 million for breaches of the ACL over manipulated patient reviews, as well as failing to gain the informed consent of patients for disclosure of non-clinical data.
Victoria has introduced changes to staffing requirements and certain nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios on specified shifts in certain wards.