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Legal Education Seminars for Health Professionals

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Legal Education Seminars for Health Professionals

Slater and Gordon provide a comprehensive legal education program covering a wide range of medico-legal topics, which has been specifically developed to assist health practitioners improve the outcomes for their patients and minimise risk and inconvenience in their practice.

Our seminars are cost and obligation free and may qualify for certain categories of CPD points.

If you would like to request a legal education session your for practice on any of the topics listed below, or register your interest for legal education sessions that may be offered in your area, please complete the form below. 

Compensation schemes and entitlements that may be available to your patients

Asbestos Claims

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.

Disability Benefits

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.

Medical Law

Medical Law explained; the claim process; common causes of actions against health professionals; specific areas of risk for health professionals.

Public Liability

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.

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Overview of the relevant State scheme; entitlements: medical and other benefits, loss of earnings payments, lump sum compensation; family member entitlements; death benefits; challenging a decision.

WorkCover Scheme

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.

The information you need to know to improve your daily practice

Confidentiality

Privacy vs confidentiality; patients’ rights and your obligations: duty of confidentiality, exceptions to duty, duty to breach confidentiality; addressing the conflicts in confidentiality.

Legal Issues of Capacity

Capacity defined; an explanation of the different powers of attorney and how they apply; guardianship and administration; and, 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.

Other Resources

Slater and Gordon have developed some additional resources for health professionals. Our legal glossary, guide to report preparation and court appearances and compensation claims information for health professionals can be requested by completing the below form.