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Post Archive - March 2016

Post Archive - March 2016

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Delay found to be abuse of process

The patient had died in September 2005 following an angioplasty procedure performed by the practitioner. The patient’s widow lodged a complaint in 2012. The Board took until December 2014 to file its application with the Tribunal. In July 2015, the Board amended its application to make new and very serious allegations. The practitioner applied for an order that the Tribunal dismiss the Board’s ...

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Duty of Care to Trainees – a novel approach

In Sklavos v Australasian College of Dermatologists [2016] FCA 179, Dr Sklavos made 3 claims against the College, being: The College engaged in either direct or indirect disability discrimination in contravention of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth);, The College breached a contract into which it had entered with him in respect of his training;, The College negligently breached ...

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