Health Law Bulletin June 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2018 9:23:46 AM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Workplace Relations

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Holman Webb Health Law Bulletin. 

This Health Law Bulletin discusses issues such as:

  • Corporate and Clinical Governance for the health and aged care sectors;
  • Aged care quality reforms;
  • Exclusion zones for reproductive health facilities;
  • Recent cases such as Sparks v Hobson, Gray v Hobson [2018] NSWCA 29; and
  • Updates to the National police check application process.

Please click here to read the June 2018 edition.

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Congratulations to John Wakefield, winner, Australasian Law Awards 2018 Australian Arbitrator of the Year

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 11:13:51 AM / by Holman Webb posted in Franchising & Retail, Food Law, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Investment & Migration, Govenment, Media & Communications, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise, Property, Technology Law

Holman Webb is proud to announce that John Wakefield was awarded Australian Arbitrator of the Year in the Australasian Law Awards 2018.

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Unfair dismissal update – casual and labour hire employees

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:33:18 PM / by Ethan Brawn posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Workplace Relations

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down a number of recent decisions which may provide increased access to unfair dismissal claims by employees engaged on a casual basis, particularly those employees engaged in the labour hire industry.

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What do you do if your Employees Don’t turn up for Work? - Boguslaw Bienias v Iplex Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 38

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:32:54 PM / by Robin Young posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruled in January 2017 that the abandonment of employment clauses in six modern awards are not terms which are permitted or required to be included in modern awards under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) and must be removed.

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What Approved Providers can and cannot charge under the Aged Care Act – Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary, Department of Health [2018]

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:32:32 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

The Federal Court handed down a decision in Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary, Department of Health [2018] on 2 March 2018, confirming that the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Act) disallows approved providers from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents.

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification has Commenced! Do you have a Data Breach Response Plan?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:32:02 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan and Rui Chi posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Technology Law

Mandatory data breach notification under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), applies to the Commonwealth public sector and the private sector including organisations which hold health information and provide a health service (which is broadly defined). The mandatory breach notification requirements commenced on 22 February 2018.

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Private Health Insurance Reform – How will it affect you?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:31:32 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

The Australian Government announced on 13 October 2017 a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws Passed in Victoria

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:31:06 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan and Sarah Spear posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences

On 22 November 2017, the Victorian Government became the first State in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying legislation which is due to commence in 2019.

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Corporate Governance Update for Not-for-profit Health and Aged care Providers

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 3:30:30 PM / by Alison Choy Flannigan posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise

On 12 February 2018, the NSW Government released the report of former NSW Supreme Court Judge Patricia Bergin, SC  into the fundraising activities of RSL NSW, RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution and RSL LifeCare.

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Holman Webb lawyers named in AFR Best Lawyers in Australia 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2018 2:08:26 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

We are pleased to announce our sector focussed leading lawyers have been recognised in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in the Australian Financial Review.

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