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Health Business Newsletter: May 2016

Newsletter Article 03 May 2016

In this issue:

On 27 August 2015 the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council approved revised registration standards for professional indemnity insurance arrangements, continuing professional development, and Recency of Practice. Read more...

Fourteen health professions have become nationally regulated since the Council of Australian Governments decided to establish a National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for registered health practitioners in Australia in 2008. Read more...

Many practitioners find it difficult to strike the right balance between trying to personally address their patients' health concerns and referring them on for specialist treatment. Read more...

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009 which provides for a national system of regulation for health professionals first came into force in Queensland on 1 January 2010. Four and a half years on, Queensland adopted a co-regulatory system with the commencement of the Office of the Health Ombudsman on 1 July 2014. Read more...

Medical Practices need to be aware that from 12 November 2016, the unfair contract terms under the Australian Consumer Law will also cover standard form small business contracts entered into, or renewed, on or after 12 November 2016. Read more...

In late December 2015, the plaintiff was awarded Judgment in her favour in the Supreme Court of NSW in the amount of $21,757 in a medical negligence case. On 2 March 2016, Justice Harrison handed down his decision on the issue of costs. Read more...

In Victoria, a litigant in medical negligence proceedings cannot claim damages for non-economic loss caused by an injury unless the injury satisfies the ‘threshold level’ specified by the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic). Read more...

The Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) is to be amended by the Associations Incorporation Amendment (Review) Act 2016 (NSW). This follows the Report on the Statutory Review of the Act published on 2 November 2015. Read more... 


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Newsletter Article 03 May 2016
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