Health Alert (Australia) - 26 August 2013


In This Issue:

- Judgments

..Commonwealth. High Court of Australia

..South Australia. Coroners Court

..Western Australia. State Administrative Tribunal

- Legislation



- Reports

..Australia. Department of Health & Ageing

..Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

..Australia. Consumers Health Forum

..Australian Institute of Health & Welfare

..Australia. National Health & Medical Research Council

..Australia. Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the boards

..Australia. Health Quality and Complaints Commission

..Australia. Therapeutic Goods Administration

..Australia. National Audit Office

..Australia. Mental Health Council of Australia

..Australia. Parliament. House of representatives Committees

..Australian Capital Territory. Health Directorate

..Northern Territory. Department of Health

..Queensland. Department of Health

..South Australia. Department for Health & Ageing

..Victoria. Department of Health

..Western Australia. Department of Health

..New Zealand. Ministry of Health

..United Kingdom. Department of Health

..United States of America. Department of Health & Human Services

..Australian Medical Association

..British Medical Association

..Canadian Medical Association

..Health Canada

..American Medical Association

- Excerpt from Commonwealth. High Court of Australia:

16 August 2013 - Almario v Varipatis [2013] HCATrans 193 -

Mr Almario brought a negligence action against his general practitioner (GP) claiming that Dr Varipatis was responsible for the consequences of his pre-existing liver disease progressing to cirrhosis, liver failure and eventually liver cancer.

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