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Inside track: Healthcare

06 August 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Boosting Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry
The Australian Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status and ultimately driving economic growth (02 August 2019).  More...

Tainted supplements
Athletes are being urged to steer clear of supplements by the Australian Sports Ant-Doping Authority, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration noting many products are unregulated (01 August 2019).  More...

Insurers want action over CTP ‘claims farmers’
Insurers involved with Queensland’s compulsory third party scheme have again pushed for deeper reforms to fix the widespread problem of “claim farming” plaguing the system (29 July 2019).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

The effective and ethical development of Artificial Intelligence: an opportunity to improve our wellbeing
Toby Walsh, Neil Levy, Genevieve Bell, Anthony Elliott, James Maclaurin, Iven Mareels, Fiona Woods
Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA): 30 July 2019.
Placing society at the core of Artificial Intelligence (AI) development, this report analyses the opportunities, challenges and prospects that AI technologies present, and explores considerations such as workforce, education, human rights and our regulatory environment.  More...

Benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of cancer screening in Australia: an overview of modelling estimates
Jie-Bin Lew, Eleonora Feletto, Stephen Wade, Michael Caruana, Yoon-Jung Kang, Carolyn Nickson, Kate T Simms, Pietro Procopio, Natalie Taylor, Joachim Worthington, David Smith, Karen Canfell.
Published 31 July 2019.  More...


Health Ombudsman v Agnola [2019] QCAT 193
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – MISCONDUCT IN PROFESSIONAL RESPECT – where the respondent is a pharmacist – where disciplinary proceedings were instituted against the respondent in relation to the respondent taking from his place of employment and then consuming Ritalin – where the respondent has fully cooperated with proceedings – where the respondent concedes that the conduct is professional misconduct – where the parties have reached a joint position as to sanction – whether the sanction proposed is appropriate
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS – DISCPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – NON-PUBLICATION ORDERS – where the respondent applied for non-publication orders requiring that the Tribunal’s reasons be de-identified – where the respondent submitted that the publication of his identity would have a more significant impact on him than other practitioners due to the nature of his current employment – where the applicant opposed the making of a non-publication order – whether the interests of justice require the making of a non-publication order
Health Ombudsman Act 2013 Qld s 103, s 104, s 107; Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2010 Qld s 5; Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 66.

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