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 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 has announced its support of the Australian Medical Association's call for action to tackle health misinformation on the internet and social media.
Digital systems that support safety and security-promoting behaviours are needed to ensure safety and security for practitioners, visitors and patients.
A Victorian doctor's registration has been cancelled until 2025 following findings of sexual misconduct and inappropriately prescribing drugs of dependence.
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.
What role, if any, do businesses have to play if a vaccine is created for SARS-CoV-2?
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.