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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Understanding the Professional Services Review Scheme (PSR)
The PSR is an Australian Government scheme which involves the examination of services you have provided and for which your patients received a Medicare or PBS benefit. PSR examines suspected cases of ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   SafeScript provides prescribers real time access to patients' prescription history
SafeScript provides Victorian prescribers and pharmacists access to the prescription history of their patients for high-risk medicines. SafeScript information can alert the prescriber and dispenser to ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation now in force in Victoria
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) came into operation on 19 June 2019, making Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)1 legal in Victoria. Victorian registered medical practitioners will ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Dealing with bad online reviews
At some point, we have all 'Googled' our names, right? Imagine finding your name along with a star rating on a website accompanied with comments about your professional conduct? Websites such as RateM ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Treating friends, family and yourself
The practice of treating friends and family is not recommended and there have been cases where it has led to disciplinary actions by the regulators including conditions placed on practitioner’s regist ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Cyber security - Are you prepared?
Australian Healthcare practices storage of health records means mandatory obligations apply and there is a heightened risk from cyber-attack. Regardless of whether you use electronic or hard-copy rec ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Being a Good Samaritan
The provision of healthcare to people in need of urgent medical attention in instances following motor vehicle accidents, at sporting events or during air travel can all be classified as Good Samarita ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Avoiding common employee contract disputes
A written agreement is easier to defend than a handshake. However, before signing an employment contract, you should be very clear on the key clauses relating to indemnity, insurance or restraints. It ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Colleagues in difficulty
Healthcare practitioners are not immune to the mental health issues that face many Australians. A cocktail of long working hours and high-pressure situations means healthcare practitioners can potenti ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Sorry is not a dirty word
It takes insight to accept that we make mistakes and that we learn from them. This is something we learn as children, struggle with in adolescence and still fail to do as adults. For healthcare practi ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Potential exposure to complaints
Are you inadvertently at risk from treating patients located overseas? All members should understand their potential exposure to complaints, claims and regulatory action and their indemnity cover ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2010   Mandatory reporting 101
All practitioners have a professional and ethical obligation to protect and promote public health and safe healthcare and under the National Law. Health practitioners, employers and education provider ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   Working under pressure - a legal hazard
Practicing in the public sector compared to private practice presents different stresses and challenges. For junior practitioners, in particular the former can be very stressful and they may be more v ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   Informed consent
The issue of informed consent arises repeatedly in dental cases. More often, the key factor is not the consent process and what was or was not communicated, but rather what was documented in the conte ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   What do I need to know about choosing indemnity?
An informed decision about individual indemnity needs, ensures MIPS members and prospective members understand what works best for them.
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