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Fake nursing director prosecuted by AHPRA

15 July, 2019

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.


Fake nurse successfully prosecuted

08 July, 2019

A Victorian woman who pretended to be a nurse has been fined $15,000 plus costs.


Jail and hefty fines for fake practitioners

02 July, 2019

Fake practitioners now face jail time and even bigger fines as new regulations commence.


Physiotherapist fined $120K

02 May, 2019

In a landmark decision, a man was fined $120K for deliberately misleading elderly patients by presenting unqualified people as health practitioners.


Bupa Aged Care in court for misleading conduct

17 April, 2019

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.


'Fake' pharmacist convicted, to pay $39.5K

02 April, 2019

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.


Assisted Dying Act faces implementation challenges

27 February, 2019

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.


Managing risk around upstream services

05 November, 2018 by Dr David Carter*

Healthcare facilities that are serious about safety and risk must incorporate upstream roles into mainstream safety and quality processes.


Unregistered dentist convicted, receives $50K in fines and costs

01 November, 2018

A NSW man pretending to be a qualified dentist has received $49,950 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to all charges.


Paramedicine to be regulated from 1 Dec

17 October, 2018

The title 'paramedic' will be protected under law, and only appropriately registered professionals will be able to use the title.


Fake doctor sentenced to jail

13 July, 2018

A Victorian man pretending to be a gynaecologist or obstetrician has been sentenced to almost 10 years' jail.


Are you at risk of prosecution?

09 July, 2018

The criminal conviction of a UK doctor for gross negligence manslaughter shocked the Australian medical community. We examine the implications for Australia.


Notifiable Data Breach law takes effect

22 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Ambulance Victoria convicted, fined $400K

14 March, 2018

Following the investigation into the death of a paramedic in 2015, Ambulance Victoria was found guilty of breaching the OHS Act.


New law supports advance care directives

10 March, 2018

From 12 March, Victorian patients will be able to create legally binding advance care directives.


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