Health Business Newsletter: September 2015
In this issue:
There are a range of factors which a doctor should take into account in making a decision to buy into an established medical practice. This will depend on each individual doctor’s commercial objectives, stage of their career and particular financial parameters. In this article we have outlined 5 primary factors to consider before making a decision to purchase or participate in a medical practice.
- Requirement to attend and "give information", insufficient authority to interfere with the rights and liberties of a person receiving an OHO Information Requirement Notice
In the recent Supreme Court decision of Moosawi v Massey  QSC 169, Justice Jean Dalton determined that the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (Qld) did not use the correct form of words to give the Office of Health Ombudsman the power to require the recipient of an Information Requirement Notice to attend and be interrogated by the Ombudsman’s investigators with respect to a complaint made about that doctor.
This article looks at the facts of this case and the importance of any health service provider in Queensland in receipt of an Information Requirement Notice pursuant to section 228 of the Act immediately seeking advice on whether or not the notice should be challenged as it may not be enforceable
The Queensland Supreme Court recently found that a specialist urologist, Dr Vega Vega, had been denied natural justice during the preparation of investigation reports regarding his conduct in the decision of Vega Vega v Hoyle & Ors  QSC 111.
This article looks at the background, the breach of natural justice and implications of this case.