In March 2016, a seminar on this topic attracted over 100 people to the Sydney University Health Law Centre. One outcome was a decision to hold a follow-up seminar in Melbourne in Sept-Oct 2017.
The 2017 seminar is being organised by the Monash Health Law and Society Group and the Monash School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine in association with Melbourne University Law School, Choice (the Australian Consumers’ Association), Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) and the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance (FEMAG).
Date: Sept 8, 2017
Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 3000
There have been significant developments since last year’s seminar. These include the:
- Australian Consumer Law Review Final Report,
- Productivity Commission’s final report on the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL),
- Advertising compliance and enforcement strategy for the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
- The National Code of Conduct for Non-Registered Health Providers, which became Victorian Law on 1 February 2017
Also, several relevant consultations by the Medical and Medical Devices Review including,
- The Regulatory Framework for Advertising Therapeutic Goods,
- Reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines and
- Enhancing sanctions and penalties in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
The program will include:
- A case study involving multiple-regulators: the AMI-MWI-AMHC saga
- Update on Medicines and Medical Devices Review implementation: complementary medicine regulation, therapeutic goods advertising, enhancing penalties and sanctions
- Update on Chiropractor case study presented at the 2016 seminar
- Problems with the regulation of stem cell therapy and its promotion.