Facility Admin > Laws & regulations

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.


Minimising the risk of bullying

19 February, 2018

Surprisingly few managers know how to deal with bullying. There are also misconceptions as to what constitutes bullying. We set the record straight.


Doctor convicted, fined $100,000

13 February, 2018

A Melbourne doctor was convicted and fined after being found guilty of continuing to practise medicine while unregistered and under suspension.


Medtech agreement with government an opportunity for reform

24 November, 2017 by Ian Burgess, CEO, Medical Technology Association of Australia

A new agreement should ensure patients save money in insurance costs.


Health clinic fined $127,500 for unlawful advertising

07 October, 2017

The clinic made unsubstantiated claims in its advertising, leading to prosecution.


Fairer hospital parking fees thanks to 14yo's petition

21 March, 2017

An online petition by Sydney teenager Gidon Goodman has led to the NSW Governement's decision to cut the cost of parking at public hospitals for patients and visitors most in need.


Politics and change - medicos must engage

07 September, 2016 by ahhb


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