Medico-Legal FAQs Handbook

Health Legal (in conjunction with Austin Health) has developed a handbook covering all of the medico-legal questions which are frequently asked by health service staff. The handbook covers more than 100 pages and focuses on the needs of the Victorian public and private health sectors

Specifically, the handbook covers a wide range of topics, including consent, refusal/withdrawal of treatment, patient privacy/confidentiality and dealing with adverse events and patient complaints.

The handbook is updated every 6 months and is provided on a disk so that it can be placed on an organisation’s intranet.