Health Alert (Australia) - 1 July 2013

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In This Issue:

- JUDGMENTS:

Victoria:

McWhinney v Melbourne Health [2013] VSCA 162 -

This matter concerned an appeal to the Supreme Court from a judgment of the County Court. Before the County Court the appellant argued that Melbourne Health negligently assessed him as meeting the criteria under the Mental Health Act (Vic) (the Act) for involuntary admission as a psychiatric patient and that his subsequent involuntary admission was an unlawful detainment. The trial judge found in favour of Melbourne Health....

- LEGISLATION:

Commonwealth:

..Private health insurance (benefit requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 2).

..Private health insurance (complying product) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 2).

..Health insurance (diabetes testing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care sites) Amendment Determination 2013 (No. 1)....

- REPORTS:

Australia. Department of Health & Ageing:

Media releases:

26 June 2013 - Aged Care Legislation Passes Both Houses of Parliament. Five bills have passed both houses of parliament today marking a historic achievement for the Australian Government’s $3.7 billion Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms...

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