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Inside track: Healthcare

03 August 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

RACGP urges people to ‘mask up’ to curb COVID-19
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is urging people to ‘mask up’ to help stop the spread of COVID-19, with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services lists lawful exemptions for not wearing a face covering (30 July 2020).  More...

Queensland records new COVID-19 case linked to pair who didn't quarantine
Queensland records a third case of coronavirus – a close contact of two women who did not go into quarantine after travelling home to the state from a hotspot in Victoria (30 July 2020).  More...

Practice and Regulation

WorkCover Qld Alert: Fake disposable respiratory protective equipment
The purpose of this safety alert is to assist businesses in identifying fake (non-certified) respirators and highlight the risks associated with using them. In Australia, most disposable respirators and filters that give protection against dusts and other particles are classified and marked as P1, P2 or P3, in accordance with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1716:2012. View a comparison of equivalent respirator certification standards for further information (29 July 2020).

Cases

Ting v Chief Executive, Queensland Health [2020] QCAT 265
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS – LICENCES AND REGISTRATION – where the applicant medical practitioner has applied for a review of the decision of the respondent pursuant to section 24 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 to cancel the endorsements of the applicant in relation to Schedule 8 controlled drugs and Schedule 4 restricted drugs of dependency
Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986 Qld s 9
Health Act 1937 Qld s 5
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Qld s 15, s 21, s 23, s 24, s 25A, s 33, s 58, s 78, s 81, s 120, s 122, s 161, s 213
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 19, s 20

Health Ombudsman v Brown [2020] QCAT 220
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – NURSES – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – where the respondent was a registered nurse – where the respondent stole drugs and made false entries into drug registers – where the respondent made full admissions and pleaded guilty in the Magistrates court – where the parties agree to sanction – whether to grant a non-publication order
Health Ombudsman Act 2013 Qld s 107; Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 66

Disclaimer
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