Seminar Program, Papers and Presentations: The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation)

Seminar program


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

Presentations delivered

Some photos of presenters are also available thanks to Sasha Hall

Audio: Introduction (Allan Kirkland) and Case Study (Ken Harvey) and Panel discussion

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)

Update to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

These changes will strengthen the management of complaints (notifications) and disciplinary enforcement powers of AHPRA and National Boards, including:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Exposure draft: Explanatory Memorandum

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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