New South Wales
Coote v Dr Kelly  NSWSC 219 (14 March 2012)
Torts - negligence - medical negligence - whether general practitioner made a wrong diagnosis - a lesion on the foot diagnosed as a plantar wart - whether there was a misdiagnosis of the lesion - whether it was an Acral Lentiginous Melanoma (ALM) - whether there was failure to consider ALM as a differential diagnosis - whether there was failure to refer the plaintiff for specialist investigation - whether there was a failure to perform a punch biopsy of the lesion - plaintiff suffered a plantar wart and also had an ALM - duty of care owed - negligence established - whether there would have been a different outcome if ALM had been earlier treated - causation not established - section 50 of the Civil Liability Act - judgment for defendant - costs evidence - admissibility and relevance - opinion evidence - medical evidence - objections to expert evidence.
New South Wales. Coroner
Death due to asphyxiation due to her neck becoming entrapped on a bed stick following a fall from her bed.
Delphin v Martin  TASSC 13
Dr Wayne Martin (defendant), a dentist, commenced a procedure on Raymond Delphin (plaintiff) to remove a remaining fragment of a previously extracted tooth. The defendant realised there was actually a whole impacted tooth, took some digital x-rays, but encountered difficulties and stopped the procedure. The plaintiff suffered permanent facial nerve damage, which led to psychiatric problems. The plaintiff issued proceedings alleging negligence and breach of contract for failing to take reasonable care and failing to warn him of the treatment's risks.
The court found that had the defendant warned the plaintiff that nerve damage was a risk, the plaintiff would not have agreed to the tooth removal. The plaintiff did not receive an opportunity to make an informed decision.
Furthermore, the failure to have an operational orthopantomogram x-ray machine that would have showed the nerve's position clearly was a breach of the defendant's duties of care.
The defendant used excessive force, resulting in the crown fragment being displaced into the floor of the mouth. As the plaintiff obtained judgment, no findings had to be made as to his surgical skills and experience.
Evidence was given that after the procedure the plaintiff suffered from depression, anxiety and other psychiatric problems. The plaintiff could no longer work. The court was convinced the substantial cause was the procedure.
The court accepted that psychological treatment probably would not make the plaintiff employable. He was awarded damages for past and future economic loss and superannuation, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other expenses totalling $677,037.
Victoria. Coroners Court
Inquest into the death of Miles David Colman -001811 ( PDF 455KB)
Fall - death in care - suicide.
The Royal Women's Hospital provided antenatal care and advised baby Oscar's mother to have a caesarean section as the baby was in breech position. The parents planned to arrive at the hospital as late as possible to avoid a caesarean section, assuming the baby was not in distress. However, private midwife Ms Sayers' plan was to transfer to hospital once labour was established.
The labour progressed fast and when Ms Sayers arrived, the mother was already dilated. Ms Sayers called an ambulance but after discussions with the parents, decided the safest option was to stay at home. AV personnel were present at different stages of the birth. The baby's body was birthed but the head took another 10 minutes. Resuscitation commenced and the baby was transferred to the Mercy Hospital for Women and then to Monash Medical Centre. Due to an extremely poor prognosis, intensive care support was withdrawn.
The Coroner found no concerns in relation to the three hospitals' care. Also, the AV paramedics' reversion of care to Ms Sayers was not inappropriate considering her expertise and experience.
However, Ms Sayers contributed to the death of Baby Oscar by not having a clear plan with his parents, not visiting the home in a timely manner for a non-normal labour, failing to transfer the mother to the hospital and not fully appreciating the potential risks.
The Coroner's Court found that the cause of death was hypoxic-iscahemic encephalopathy with multi-organ failure complicating breech delivery. The death was preventable.
Western Australia. State Administrative Tribunal
Medical practitioners - disciplinary proceedings - incompetence or carelessness - vascular surgeon - whether excessive skin punctures made to gain access to arteries - turn on own facts.
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Act 2012 - C2012A00027 " Act No. 27 of 2012 as made
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 2012 - C2012A00028 " Act No. 28 of 2012 as made
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 2012 - C2012A00026 " Act No. 26 of 2012 as made
Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 2) - F2012L00822 " as made
Health Practitioner (National Uniform Legislation) Implementation Bill - introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 29 March 2012.
Mental Health (Inpatient) Amendment Bill 2012
Health Professions Registration (Repeal) Bill 2012 - introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2012 and received its second reading speech on 28 March 2012.
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing
- 12 April 2012 - New Children's Cancer Centre Opens at WCH - A new children's cancer centre at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide has been opened.
- 11 April 2012 - Therapy Services to Help Older Australians to Age Well
- 9 April 2012 - New Alzheimer's Australia Report Shows Aged Care System is Failing Dementia Sufferers and their Families
- 8 April 2012 - Record Investment in Specialist Doctor Training - As part of the Federal Government's $390 million commitment to boost the number of specialist doctors across the country, Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek has announced that 105 new trainee specialists have commenced in 2012.
- Patients Save Money on Life-saving Medicines - From 1 April 2012, the Federal Government reforms will reduce the price of more than 1,000 different generic drugs, which will drop by as much as $15 per packet for patients.
- 8 April 2012 - Alzheimer's Australia report on feedback received from older Australians, their families and carers through the national conversation on aged care reform
- 8 April 2012 - Record Investment in Specialist Doctor Training
- 7 April 2012 - Healthy Ageing a Focus of Australians on World Health Day
- 6 April 2012 - COTA report on national conversations on ageing - The COTA report on national conversations on ageing is now available.
- 5 April 2012 - Greater Collaboration between Mental Health Clinicians - The third phase of the Mental Health Professionals Network project has been launched in Adelaide, with the Federal Government providing almost $7 million to the network to support better training and professional development.
- 5 April 2012 - Funding Available to Improve Safety at Suicide "Hotspots" - Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler today invited organisations to apply for funding under the improving safety at "hotspots" measure, which will allow them to undertake capital works to reduce the risk of suicide at hotspot locations.
- 4 April 2012 - More Local Support for People with Mental Illness - More Australians with severe mental illness will have access to practical support services with $8.1 million in funding from the Federal Government.
- 2 April 2012 - Farewell Jimmy Little AO – An Inspirational Australian - The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon has expressed his heartfelt sadness at the death of Jimmy Little AO, an inspirational Australian.
- 1 April 2012 - Invitation to Apply for NBN-Enabled Telehealth Programs - Older Australians, people in need of palliative care and cancer patients are among those set to benefit from new telehealth pilot projects designed to be supported by the National Broadband Network.
- 29 March 2012 - $2.9 Million to Help Boost Access to Clinical Trials - Patients suffering chronic diseases will benefit from $2.9 million in funding to increase access to clinical trials of new drugs, treatments and medical procedures.
- 29 March 2012 - The Next Generation of Nurses Using Robot Patients For Training - As part of the Federal Government's commitment to help address the future health workforce needs of the community, nurses and midwives are undertaking training with robot patients.
Private Health Insurance Circulars
- PHI 24/12 Bulk Declaration – Public and Private Hospital Information
- PHI 23/12 Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 2)
Medical Training Review Panel: 15th report
Alzheimer's Australia report on feedback received from older Australians, their families and carers through the national conversation on aged care reform
COTA report on national conversations on ageing
Ageing - Industry Feedback Alert - Bed Poles
Public consultation on draft regulations for internet point of sale tobacco advertising - In April 2010, the Federal Government announced that it would be introducing legislation to restrict Australian internet advertising of tobacco products. The Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 6 March 2012, and will commence on 7 September 2012. Regulations will be made on internet point of sale advertising. The government is seeking comments on draft regulation.
Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Health and Ageing
Inquiry into Health Issues Across International Borders
Inquiry into Dementia: Early diagnosis and Intervention
Australia. Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Submissions received as part of the Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation are now available. Further information about the Review is available at: Review of Anticoagulation Therapies in Atrial Fibrillation.
The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits was updated on 1 April 2012 and the Summary of Changes can be found on the New, amended and deleted items page. Detailed information regarding additions and alterations of restrictions is now available in the fact sheet, New Listings and Changes 1 April 2012.
Australia. Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
Health Insurance Insider - The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) today launched its new consumer bulletin.... Read more
Australia. Therapeutic Goods Administration
- 12 April 2012 - ACCM extracted ratified minutes, Meeting 7, 2 September 2011 - The Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines held its seventh meeting on 2 September 2011.
- 11 April 2012 - Summary of disinfectant regulation - Disinfectants and sterilants are regulated in a variety of ways in Australia, depending on the claims made in the instructions for use, labelling and promotional material.
- 11 April 2012 - The regulation of disinfectants and sterilants - A description of the different types of regulation that apply to various disinfectants.
- 11 April 2012 - Reforms to the regulation of hard surface disinfectants - The Federal Government has been consulting on the approach of regulating hard surface disinfectants.
- 5 April 2012 - PIP breast implants - TGA update - Updated information on safety concerns with PIP breast implants.
- 4 April 2012 - Number of valid reports in adverse reactions database reaches 250,000 - The number of valid reports entered into the internal Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) database of adverse reactions to medicines reached 250,000 in March 2012.
- 3 April 2012 - Applying for low value turnover exemption from annual charges - Updated to incorporate changes in the Regulation.
- 3 April 2012 - Reporting medical device adverse incidents - Brochure for health professionals about reporting medical device adverse incidents.
- 3 April 2012 - Reporting adverse drug reactions - Brochure for health professionals about reporting adverse drug reactions.
- 3 April 2012 - Federal Government funding for biologicals - Federal Government funding for Australian publicly funded facilities and not-for-profit hospital supply units for biologicals.
- 3 April 2012 - Application for assessment of Australian publicly funded facility or not-forprofit hospital supply unit for biologicals - Form to apply for Federal Government funding for biologicals.
- 2 April 2012 - Labelling and packaging review - Update regarding the labelling and packaging review.
- 2 April 2012 - Medicines Safety Update, Volume 3, Number 2, April 2012 - April 2012 edition of the Medicines Safety Update.
- 30 March 2012 - Identification of batches of CSL human albumin manufactured after 25 January 2012 - The TGA has agreed that the release procedure involving TGA's batch-by-batch review of CSL's ethylene glycol test results need not apply to batches of albumin solution manufactured after 25 January 2012.
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare
- 11 April 2012 - Growth in Australia's mental health workforce (media release)
- 10 April 2012 - Social and emotional wellbeing: development of a Children's Headline Indicator
- 4 April 2012 - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: first results media release
Australia. Private Health Insurance Administration Council
Statement of Expectations and Statement of Intent - 06 April 2012 - The Minister for Health's Statement of Expectations, and PHIAC's Statement of Intent...
Circular 12/06 - 3 April 2012 - Capital Adequacy Standard - Interest Rate March 2012
Australia. National Health & Medical Research Council
5 April 2012 - NHMRC Research Tracker
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
3 April 2012 - Button batteries: A little known risk - Joint news release from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Energizer and Kidsafe on the dangers of button batteries. Release # NR 064/12
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (& the Boards)
- 13 April 2012 - The Medical Board of Australia releases a statement about eligibility for specialist registration. | Read Article
- 13 April 2012 - The Medical Radiation Practice Board - Guidelines for those completing applications who may be come under the grandparenting Provisions. | Read Article
- 12 April 2012 - The National Specialist IMG Committee, a Committee of the Medical Board of Australia, releases its first Communiqué. | Read Article
- 12 April 2012 - The Physiotherapy Board releases its latest newsletter. | Read Article
- 11 April 2012 - The Podiatry Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué. | Read Article
- 11 April 2012 - Chinese Medicine Board - The Advanced diploma level programs of study list for Australian qualifications has been updated. | Read Article
- 11 April 2012 - Chinese Medicine Board - The Board has released a consultation paper on new proposed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. | Read Article
- 10 April 2012 - The Osteopathy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué. | Read Article
- 5 April 2012 - The Podiatry Board of Australia is consulting on proposed Limited Registration Standards for podiatrists. | Read Article
- April 2012 - The Chiropractic Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter. | Read Article
- 5 April 2012 - The Podiatry Board of Australia is consulting on proposed guidelines for supervision of podiatrists. | Read Article
- 5 April 2012 - Chinese Medicine Board - Updated lists of qualifications for general registration under the grandparenting provisions. | Read Article
- 5 April 2012 - WA presentation about National Registration for Occupational Therapists. | Read Article
- 3 April 2012 - Four more health professions regulated nationally from 1 July 2012. | Read Article
- 3 April 2012 - The Pharmacy Board releases FAQs for CPD. | Read Article
- 2 April 2012 - The Dental Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué. | Read Article
- 2 April 2012 - The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia releases its Communiqué. | Read Article
- 2 April 2012 - The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases a Communiqué. | Read Article
- 30 March 2012 - The Psychology Board releases Issue 4 of Connections newsletter. | Read Article
- 30 March 2012 - Occupational Therapy Board - Joint statement released regarding English language skills for overseas qualified practitioners. | Read Article
- 30 March 2012 - Read more about the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's (AHPRA's) work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report. | Read Article
- 30 March 2012 - The Medical Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué. | Read Article
- 28 March 2012 - The Optometry Board of Australia is consulting on amendments to its CPD documents. | Read Article
- 28 March 2012 - The Osteopathy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter. | Read Article
New South Wales. Ministry of Health
- Destruction of Drugs of Addiction in Public Hospital Pharmacy Departments-IB2012_009-02/04/2012
- Rural Adult Emergency Clinical Guidelines 3rd Edition Version 3.1 2012-GL2012_003-10/04/2012
Northern Territory. Department of Health
- Kon Vatskalis - Record Budget For Royal Darwin Hospital Budget 2012 - Royal Darwin Hospital will receive a record budget of $335 million in 2012-13, up $20 million from last year.
- Gerry McCarthy - $5.7 million remote health boost - Minister for Construction and Infrastructure, Gerry McCarthy today announced a $5.7 million budget injection into remote community clinics as part of the Territory Government's commitment to health.
- Kon Vatskalis - Territorians Invited to Help Shape the Future of our Hospital Networks -Minister for Health, Kon Vatskalis is calling on Territorians with relevant skills to help shape the future of NT healthcare by becoming part of the two new governing bodies for the Territory's public hospitals.
- Kon Vatskalis - Former RDH patient's $10,000 translated into educational DVD - A $10,000 donation to Royal Darwin Hospital from a former patient has been used to develop a DVD explaining heart attack and treatment to indigenous patients.
Hospital Network Governing Councils Membership - Expressions of Interest now open
South Australia. Department of Health
- 3 April 2012 - April Falls Awareness Month
- 3 April 2012 - Opposition blunder on Health employees
- 1 April 2012 - Improving access to drug and alcohol rehab services
Directive - Samples
Tasmania. Department of Health & Human Services
- 3 April 2012 - Public housing waiting list falls
- 3 April 2012 - Tasmania's health system coping well
- 31 March 2012 - 2012 Community Services Excellence Awards - Minister for Health
- 30 March 2012 - Your Health and Human Services Progress Chart - Minister for Health
- 30 March 2012 - Progress Chart 2012
Victoria. Department of Health
Hoarding and squalor - 2012
- 11 April 2012 - Review to examine health watchdog's role - The Victorian Government has appointed an expert panel to make recommendations on modernising and upgrading the role of the Health Services Commissioner.
- 5 April 2012 - New research centre to speed up the fight against leukaemia - The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Translational Leukaemia Research has been officially opened at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
- 2 April 2012 - Funding for Victoria's largest ever prostate cancer research project - The Victorian Government will provide $2 million to Victoria's largest ever prostate cancer research project aimed at improving care and finding a cure.
Western Australia. Department of Health
- 13 April 2012 - Young people urged to "get the facts"
- 4 April 2012 - Minister for Mental Health: Scholarships to enhance mental health
- 3 April 2012 - Grey nomads urged to plan ahead
- 2 April 2012 - Ministers for Mental Health and Regional Development: WA first for alcohol and drug treatment
- 30 March 2012 - Free vaccine to guard against flu
Draft WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2012–2016 (PDF 1.4MB)
New Zealand. Ministry of Health
4 April 2012 - Don't Bug Me? Pathogens and Pathways in Drinking Water Supplies - This video informs on the access and presence of pathogens in the drinking water supplies. It is intended for the small drinking water supplies and can be used in the Pacific Island Countries.
United Kingdom. Department of Health
- Tobacco displays in shops to end from today - New legislation comes into effect today to protect children from being the target of tobacco promotion and to help people quit smoking. All large shops and supermarkets in England now ... Read more --> - Tobacco displays in shops to end from today
- Campaign warns of dangers of secondhand smoke - A national advertising campaign launches today to emphasise the dangers of secondhand smoke in the home and in cars. More than 80% of cigarette smoke is invisible and odourless, and ... Read more --> - Campaign warns of dangers of secondhand smoke
- Prime Minister's challenge on dementia - The Prime Minister has launched a programme of work which aims to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015. The Prime Minister's challenge on dementia builds on ... Read more --> - Prime Minister's challenge on dementiaGovernment bans methoxetamine or "mexxy" - The government has used a temporary class drug order for the first time to ban the "legal high" methoxetamine, also called "mexxy" or MXE. From 5 April 2012 it has ... Read more ? – Government bans methoxetamine or "mexxy"
- Health Secretary explains new Health and Social Care Act - Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has set out what the Health and Social Care Act will mean for four key health and care organisations and their staff – clinical commissioning groups, ... Read more --> – Health Secretary explains new Health and Social Care Act
- Pilot scheme to allow patients to choose convenient GP practice - From the end of April, patients in parts of London, Manchester and Nottingham will be able to register with a GP practice in a convenient place for them, regardless of ... Read more ? – Pilot scheme to allow patients to choose convenient GP practice
- Major trauma centres to open across England - A network of 22 new centres specialising in treating patients who suffer from major trauma will open across England, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced. These specialist trauma centres will ... Read more --> – Major trauma centres to open across England
- Latest topics referred to NICE: March 2012 - Department of Health ministers agreed to refer the following topics to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in March, to begin the process of developing guidance for ... Read more --> – Latest topics referred to NICE: March 2012
- Gransnet hosts Alistair Burns for a webchat on dementia - Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia is joining Gransnet for a live webchat on Monday 2 April, 2-3pm to discuss dementia. How do you respond when someone gets ... Read more --> – Gransnet hosts Alistair Burns for a webchat on dementia
- Publication of adult social care outcomes framework - The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework was first launched on 31 March 2011, following consultation on a broader, more transparent and outcome focused approach to presenting information on what ... Read more --> –Publication of adult social care outcomes framework
- NHS innovation for dementia - In this video blog Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia talks about innovation in the National Health Service, and the potential to help people who suffer from dementia.
Canada. Health Canada
30 March 2012 - Canada Concludes Preliminary Assessment of Triclosan
World Health Organisation
Dementia: a public health priority
Australian Medical Assocation
- 12 April 2012 - Medical board should fund doctors' health services - In a submission to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA), the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is calling on the board to fund better access to doctors' health services across the country. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton said today that the AMA's submission to the MBA highlights the evidence that doctors are at greater risk of mental illness and stress-related problems and are more susceptible to substance abuse than the general population.
- 11 April 2012 - Submission: Funding for doctors' health advisory services - The AMA has responded to the MBA consultation paper on the role of the board in funding external doctors' health programs. In preparing its response, the AMA relied on its 2011 Position Statement on the Health and Wellbeing of Doctors and Medical Students as well a survey of doctors conducted by the AMA that attracted 2,057 responses.
- 11 April 2012 - Human Cloning 2012 - This position statement addresses reproductive cloning of human beings as well as other cloning techniques.
- 11 April 2012 - AMA plan to bolster the rural medical workforce - The AMA today released the AMA Position Statement on Regional/Rural Workforce Initiatives 2012, which sets out a practical achievable plan to attract doctors and medical students to live and work in rural and regional Australia. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton said that the AMA has for some time identified medical workforce shortage as a major health issue, particularly in regional and rural Australia.
- 11 April 2012 - AMA Position Statements on genetic testing and human cloning - The AMA has updated and split the content of its Position Statement on Human Genetic Issues 1998. Revised 2000. Revised 2002 to produce the AMA Position Statement on Genetic Testing 2012 and the AMA Position Statement on Human Cloning 2012. The AMA Position Statement on Genetic Testing 2012 is more contemporary and reflects current issues relevant to genetic testing.
- 10 April 2012 - AMA welcomes investment in specialist medical training - The AMA welcomes Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek's announcement that all training positions in the federally-funded Specialist Training Program have been fully subscribed. This comes on top of February's announcement that all 1,000 first-year GP training places had been filled. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton said today that while most specialist training takes place in the public hospital system, the Commonwealth had progressively increased funding to support more specialist training in nontraditional settings, including private hospitals.
- 10 April 2012 - AMA sets its own items for managing a shared health summary for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) - The AMA has introduced its own items for preparing and managing a shared health summary for the PCEHR. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton said today that the Government had not created new items for doctors' time and work with patients on the PCEHR and had not allocated any new funding in the Medicare Benefits Schedule to cover this new clinical service to be provided by doctors.
- 4 April 2012 - Regional/Rural Workforce Initiatives - 2012 - The AMA has identified medical workforce shortage as a major health issue. The Regional/Rural Workforce Initiatives - 2012 Position Statement looks at all the issues affecting workforce shortages in regional and rural Australia and outlines initiatives and measures that would offer solutions to the current workforce shortage.
- 4 April 2012 - Creating a better learning environment for medical trainees - The AMA today released its Position Statement on Supervision and Assessment of Hospital Based Postgraduate Medical Trainees (2012). AMA Vice President, Professor Geoffrey Dobb said today that achieving high-quality supervision and assessment of trainees must be a top priority for the Australian health system.
- 4 April 2012 - Draft Guide to using the PCEHR - The AMA has produced a draft guide for doctors on how to use the PCEHR, which is due to commence implementation from 1 July 2012. The draft guide has been circulated for feedback from doctors and is available on the AMA website for professional and public comment prior to final publication.
- 3 April 2012 - AMA calls for new Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in advertising - The AMA is calling for a new inquiry into the premature sexualisation of children in marketing and advertising. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton said today that self-regulation by the advertising industry is clearly not working.
- 30 March 2012 - Supervision and assessment of hospital based postgraduate medical trainees - 2012 - Achieving high-quality supervision and assessment of trainees must be a high priority for the health system. The AMA position statement on Supervision and assessment of hospital based postgraduate medical trainees (2012) outlines the key requirements for effective supervision and assessment of trainees to ensure the quality of medical education and training remains of a high standard.
American Medical Association
26 March 2012 - American Medical Association Releases Physician Guide to Medical Management of the Home Care Patient - The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Home Care Physicians released a new guidebook to help physicians identify and oversee the wide range of medical and social services available to assist their patients at home.
© DLA Piper
This publication is intended as a general overview and discussion of the subjects dealt with. It is not intended to be, and should not used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. DLA Piper Australia will accept no responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this publication.
DLA Piper Australia is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm, operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For further information, please refer to www.dlapiper.com