ACON has condemned state government plans to introduce a Bill enforcing mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with emergency services personnel.
A Victorian man who falsely claimed to be a registered nurse has been convicted in court of charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
A Victorian woman who pretended to be a nurse has been fined $15,000 plus costs.
Fake practitioners now face jail time and even bigger fines as new regulations commence.
In a landmark decision, a man was fined $120K for deliberately misleading elderly patients by presenting unqualified people as health practitioners.
Bupa is alleged to have charged fees for extra services that it did not provide, or only partially provided, in 21 aged-care homes across Australia.
A man who presented himself as a registered pharmacist has been convicted and fined $24,000, and is required to pay $15,000 in legal costs.
The new Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act is designed to make it easier for the seriously ill to end their lives; but implementing it may be challenging.
Healthcare facilities that are serious about safety and risk must incorporate upstream roles into mainstream safety and quality processes.
A NSW man pretending to be a qualified dentist has received $49,950 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to all charges.
The title 'paramedic' will be protected under law, and only appropriately registered professionals will be able to use the title.
A Victorian man pretending to be a gynaecologist or obstetrician has been sentenced to almost 10 years' jail.
The criminal conviction of a UK doctor for gross negligence manslaughter shocked the Australian medical community. We examine the implications for Australia.
Australia's Notifiable Data Breach legislation has come into effect, leaving healthcare organisations at risk of fines of up to $1.8m for failing to disclose a breach.
Following the investigation into the death of a paramedic in 2015, Ambulance Victoria was found guilty of breaching the OHS Act.