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HCCC v Bours (no 1) [2014] NSWCATOD 113

The Health Care Complaints Commission (“the Commission”) prosecuted Dr Paul Bours, a Podiatric Surgeon, before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”).

The complaints… 550 more words

Australian Health Law

The Bitter End: Using POST to Encourage Pain Relief and Convey Patients' End-of-Life Healthcare Wishes

Lori M. Craig
J.D. Candidate, 2014, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
B.A. 1997, Indiana University – Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana.

“’For Christ’s sake, let me die in peace!’ he said. 1,763 more words

Elder Law

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service v JT by JT's Guardian [2014] QSC 251

An application was filed with the Supreme Court of Queensland seeking orders that the hospital cease the prescription and/or administration of insulin, artificial hydration and nutrition being provided to JT and not to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation to JT. 906 more words

Australian Health Law

Obamacare and the New Economics of Part-Time Work

Via the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

Starting this year, the United States’ working population will face three major employment disincentives resulting from the very benefits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides: (1) an explicit tax on full-time work, (2) an implicit tax on full-time work for those who are ineligible for the ACA’s health insurance subsidies, and (3) an implicit tax that links the amount of available subsidies to workers’ incomes. 323 more words

True Talking Points

When are wellness programs too punitive? EEOC says two companies crossed the line

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

Employee wellness programs that encourage healthy lifestyles are all the rage, but some companies may be violating federal law with onerous penalties for workers who don’t participate, according to two lawsuits filed this year by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 304 more words


Health Care Complaints Commission v Harley [2014] NSWCATOD110

The facts

On 8 October 2014 the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of New South Wales (NCAT) consented to a complaint that was made by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) in respect of Ms Harley, a registered nurse and midwife, be withdrawn under clause 12 of schedule 5D of the… 725 more words

Australian Health Law

Drug Patent – Company profit or patient rights ?

By Chan Yin Fan Jake

(Image retrieved from http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/04/drug-patents)


Reading the news, you can notice how the terrible disease Ebola raging West Africa and killing thousands of people. 760 more words

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