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Below are the five most recent items of topical interest. For a more comprehensive list of news, events and resources, please search our archive.

  • Doctor liable for information in manufacturer’s brochure

    The recent decision in Webster v Liddington [2014] EWACA Civ 560A in the England & Wales Court of Appeals considers whether a doctor can be held liable for the representations made in a manufacturers’ brochure in circumstances where the doctor gives such a brochure to a patient.

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  • Proposed National Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Practitioners

    The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law introduced a national regulatory system for registered health practitioners. However, there remains no uniform system in relation to unregistered health practitioners. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of complaints concerning health practitioners who provide health services but fall beyond the reach of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. This has led to consideration of a National Code of Conduct with a view to establishing a consistent approach to the regulation of unregistered health practitioners.

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  • Capacity and consent to medical treatment: Proposed changes to the law

    As the National Disability Insurance Scheme moves forward a broad sweeping review of the laws relating to decision-making and legal capacity has been undertaken. The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), a federal agency tasked with evaluating the efficiency and fairness of Australian laws, released a Discussion Paper in May 2014; “Equity, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws”. Chapter 10 of the Discussion Paper addresses informed consent (namely consent to medical treatment and the requirement to warn of a material risk prior to treatment) as part of a review of state and territory legislation.

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