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Mitochondrial donation law reform welcomed

04 April, 2022

The controversial mitochondrial donation Bill — called Maeve's Law — has passed the Senate by 37 to 17 votes.

Fake Sydney nurse convicted

28 March, 2022

A Sydney woman who worked as a nurse at a medical centre despite not being qualified or registered to practise has been convicted at the Windsor Local Court of New South Wales.

Unqualified medical intern convicted

27 January, 2022

A Sydney woman who worked as a medical intern at a Sydney hospital despite not being qualified or registered to practise has been convicted, following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

UDI — Opportunities for health providers as a result of proposed regulatory changes

01 October, 2021

Australian healthcare is underpinned by a wide variety of standards.

Australia needs triage rules for disaster situations

25 May, 2021

An article published in the MJA highlights the lack of protocols or legislation to support triage decision-making if a disaster overwhelms the Australian health system.

Health insurer profiting from COVID-19, says APHA

28 April, 2021

Health insurer nib is anticipating record profits this financial year, but according to APHA, instead of repaying members' fees as others have done, it is pocketing the extra cash.

CHP Australia backs call to action on health misinformation

14 January, 2021

CHP Australia has announced its support of the Australian Medical Association's call for action to tackle health misinformation on the internet and social media.

The state of safety and security in Australia's hospitals

25 September, 2020 by James Boddam-Whetham*

Digital systems that support safety and security-promoting behaviours are needed to ensure safety and security for practitioners, visitors and patients.

Dr banned for sexual misconduct and bad prescribing

02 June, 2020

A Victorian doctor's registration has been cancelled until 2025 following findings of sexual misconduct and inappropriately prescribing drugs of dependence.

Save our environment, save our health

25 May, 2020

More than 180 health professionals and health groups have signed an open letter warning that Australia must strengthen its weak environment laws to protect human health.

Work health and safety during a pandemic: the issue of vaccination for businesses

18 May, 2020 by Patrick Walsh, Director, DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

What role, if any, do businesses have to play if a vaccine is created for SARS-CoV-2?

ACON condemns NSW plan for mandatory HIV testing

31 October, 2019

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.

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.

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