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Fraud charges for Qld hospital employee
Queensland's corruption watchdog has issued an arrest warrant for a former public health employee who allegedly arranged work for a relative at a company contracted to the same health service (09 March 2018). More...
Bicycle paramedics set to roll around Brisbane
A new mobile and dynamic Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) team has been formed to respond to emergencies in and around Brisbane City and provide assistance during major events, festivals and celebrations (08 March 2018). More...
AHPRA successfully prosecutes fake Queensland chiropractor
AHPRA has successfully prosecuted a man in Queensland for unlawful use of the protected title ‘chiropractor’ and holding out as a registered health practitioner. Following an investigation, AHPRA filed charges against Mr Zaphir in March 2017 alleging six offences in contravention of sections 113 and 116 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (06 March 2018). More...
Health insurance: Public hospitals to cut back on billing private funds
Public hospitals will be allowed to continue billing patients’ health insurers for treatment costs but the practice is likely to be restricted through political reforms and new rules imposed by insurers. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said in many parts of his State there were no private hospitals, only public, and excluding members could have unintended consequences (06 March 2018). More...
RACGP calls for national consistency for access to medicinal cannabis products to protect Australian patients
RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel said a consistent national regulatory framework for prescribing medicinal cannabis products would help ensure patient welfare is at the centre of this difficult and rapidly evolving area of medicine (06 March 2018). More...
Physiotherapist fact sheet: Talking to people about the changes to codeine access
A new codeine factsheet for physiotherapists (5 March 2018). More...
MBA: Public consultation on proposed changes to sexual boundaries guidelines
The Medical Board of Australia is inviting feedback on draft revised guidelines ‘Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship’. (Released: 29 January 2018. Closes: 29 March 2018). More...
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