- Have been developed to assist you improve outcomes for your patients and minimise risk in your practice
- Available at your clinic
- Cost and obligation free
- May contribute to your CPD points
For health practitioners, navigating the legal system can sometimes be complex. Our experienced team of lawyers are here to help.
Sminar topics available:
This benefit may be accessible to most compensable and non-compensable clients with chronic conditions. Definition of a superannuation total and permanent disability payment; eligibility criteria; an explanation of the application process; death benefits.
Overview of the scheme; entitlements: medical and other benefits, loss of earnings payments, lump sum compensation; family member entitlements; death benefits; challenging a decision.
Overview of the WorkCover scheme; defining a work related injury; distinguishing between a work accident and a road accident; WorkCover organisational structure; the claims process; entitlements: medical and other benefits; weekly payments, lump sum payments; death benefits; disputing a decision.
Explanation of who is at risk of an asbestos related disease (asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer); new population trends; legal rights of asbestos victims; entitlements; the litigation process de-mystified.
An overview of public liability law; information to identify patients who may be entitled to make a public liability claim; lump sum compensation entitlements; the claim process explained.
Medical Law explained; the claim process; common causes of actions against health professionals; specific areas of risk for health professionals.
Legal Issues of Capacity
Capacity defined; an explanation of the different powers of attorney and how they apply; guardianship and administration; advanced care planning and end of life decisions.
Documentation, Report Writing and Attending Court
Writing reports and documenting clinical notes: content, access, litigation; responding to subpoenas; attending court and giving evidence. This information will assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.
Privacy vs confidentiality; patients’ rights and your obligations: duty of confidentiality, exceptions to duty, duty to breach confidentiality; addressing the conflicts in confidentiality.
Elder Financial Abuse
The legal system and existing laws can assist older people to both protect their legal rights and to recoup losses in the event of financial abuse. Overview of actions to recoup losses suffered including equity; contract; professional negligence; misuse of Power of Attorneys and breach of trust; and property disputes.
Wills and Estate Planning
Overview of wills including appointment of executors and guardians; capacity issues; Enduring Power of Attorneys; minimising disputes between families; and blended family issues.
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