Root cause analysis changes in NSW

The Meridian Lawyers blog has published a summary of forthcoming changes in NSW, in an article entitled NSW Health Services Organisations face key changes to Root Cause Analysis procedures. The article explains: Under the new provisions, NSW health services organisations must conduct a preliminary assessment when an incident is reported, if the organisation is of the …

Decision by specialist medical college to expel from fellowship training program

Lukac v The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [2018] NSWSC 436 saw the plaintiff medical practitioner seek declarations that she was denied procedural fairness by the Appeals Committee of the College, that the decision of the Appeals Committee was void, and in the alternative an order setting aside the decision of …

Sentencing of naturopath for advice regarding care of child

"...The criminal law does not often get involved in the choice of a person to give or to accept advice based on alternatives to conventional medicine. Thus people are perfectly entitled to portray themselves as able to cure illnesses through the placement of crystals on the body, the use of highly diluted solutions, and the …

Posthumous sperm transfer out of jurisdiction

With thanks to Phil Gleeson for noting  the recent decision GLS v Russell-Weisz & Ors [2018] WASC 79, another decision dealing with property in gametes extracted post-humously and the right to direct the transfer of those gametes to another jurisdiction - from Western Australia to the Australian Capital Territory.  The plaintiff (de facto partner of …