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Medical Board “Bonk Ban”: what you need to know

It has always been essential for doctors to maintain professional boundaries and not establish or pursue any sexual, exploitative or other inappropriate relationship with someone under their care. Such relationships are always unethical and usually harmful to patients and the wider community because of issues surrounding power imbalance, trust, safety and quality of health care. However, the new ...

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Coroner seeks strategies for managing residents with dysphagia

Paul Milward was aged 53 at the time of his death on 31 August 2015 and resided at an aged care residential facility. Mr Milward suffered from Huntington's disease, depression, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and asthma.  He was on numerous medications.  It was noted in Mr Milward’s aged care record that he required assistance with activities of daily living and mobility due to involuntary movements (chorea) as a result of Huntington's disease....

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New WA Medicine and Poisons Regulations

A key aim of the regulations is to control the potential for the misuse of hard drugs by implementing a system to identify and regulate ‘doctor shopping’.   Health Minister John Day says the legislation “establishes the legal framework for the transfer of information about the prescribing and dispensing of controlled drugs such as morphine and dexamphetamine, through the use of real-time reporting systems....

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Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling A Medical Practice

1. Not being ready. Selling a medical practice is a big decision. All the more reason why you should take the time and effort to thoroughly prepare for the sale, and have all documentation ready for the handover. Failing that there may be setbacks and obstacles that delay the transaction, which will inevitably cost money. It is important to work through these issues methodically and not rush into a sale....

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Selling a Dental Practice in Australia? What you need to do to prepare.

Being prepared will not only avoid costly delays but could also maximise the value. Here are some tips to assist you in preparing to sell a dental practice …. Make sure your Lease has enough time left to run. If you lease your dental practice premises it is important to review your current leasehold arrangements and determine: How long is left to run on your lease?, If ...

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Updated Driver Medical Standards from 1 October

Revised guidelines for use by medical, health professionals and driver licensing authorities have been published detailing updated medical standards for the purposes of assessing fitness to drive. The new edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive comes into effect on 1 October 2016. A summary of the changes may be found here.

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Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

Cosmetic medical and surgical procedures are defined as operations and other procedures that revise or change the appearance, colour, texture, structure or position of normal bodily features with the dominant purpose of achieving what the patient perceives to be a more desirable appearance or boosting the patient’s self-esteem.  The Guidelines come into effect on 1 October 2016.  Key ...

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