Ken Harvey. Seminar Background Paper
Sitesh Bhojani and Jodie Valadon. The multi-regulator model for Australian Consumer Law: effective or useless?
Paul Lacaze & Jane Tiller. Online Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing in Australia: Concerns, Regulation and Recommendations
Some photos of presenters are also available thanks to Sasha Hall
Slides (Ken Harvey): Case study – AMI begat MWI begat AMHC
Slides (Ross Hawkins): Update on Medicines and Medical Devices Review: Advertising implementation
Audio (Ross Hawkins): MMD Reform
Slides (John Dwyer): Complaining about chiropractors to AHPRA
Audio: Chiropractic Update
Slides (Megan Munsie): Curbing the big business of selling stem cells
Audio: Stem Cells
Slides (Suzanne Crowle): NSW Fair Trading Complaints Register
Audio: NSW Fair Trading
Slides (Bill Dee): A better multi-regulator model?
Slides (Alan Asher): Australian Consumer Law Review
Audio: ACL Review
Audio (John Braithwaite): Concluding remarks.
Presentations for reference
Michael Gordon: Advertising and the National Law
Relevant AHPRA communique (Sept 7, 2017)
These changes will strengthen the management of complaints (notifications) and disciplinary enforcement powers of AHPRA and National Boards, including:
- Provision of practice information: A National Board may require a health practitioner to provide details of their practice arrangements, regardless of how they are engaged to practise. This will mean health practitioners that practise in multiple locations or under different employment, contractual or voluntary arrangements will be required under law to provide this information to their National Board when asked to do so.
- Public interest grounds for immediate action: Broadening the grounds by which a National Board may take immediate action against a health practitioner or student if it reasonably believes it is in the public interest.
- Extension of prohibition order powers: A responsible tribunal may issue a prohibition order to prohibit a health practitioner from providing any type of health service or using any protected or specified title. A breach of a prohibition order in any State or Territory will also become an offence with a maximum penalty of $30,000.
- Communication with notifiers: This change will improve communication for people who make a complaint or report concern to AHPRA and National Boards (notifiers) about a registered health practitioner’s health, performance or conduct. National Boards will now have the discretion to inform notifiers of a greater range of actions taken by the National Board in response to their complaint or concern and the reasons for their actions.
Additional powers for the COAG Health Council (formerly operating as the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council) to change the structure of National Boards: This means that Health Ministers may make changes to the structure and composition of the National Boards by regulation following consultation. There are no current proposals to change the structure of National Boards