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Administering COVID-19 vaccines - You and your practice
1 Mar 2021
Many practices will be administering the vaccine and should assess the potential liability of the practice and its staff and consider insurance coverage associated to these wider vaccine-related liabilities beyond the individual practitioner.
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AHPRA - Self-reflection is good healthcare practice
1 Mar 2021
Pivotal to the delivery of healthcare are the concepts of self-regulation and a commitment to lifelong learning. Acknowledged as a core skill in Australian healthcare education, reflection is a deliberate metacognitive process that involves the ...
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Does your membership classification reflect your practice?
1 Mar 2021
Your membership classification determines the extent your practice is covered and should be reviewed regularly to ensure it accurately reflects the practice you are undertaking. This includes notifying MIPS as soon as you obtain specialist regis ...
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PBS legislation: Active ingredient now mandatory
26 Feb 2021
From 1 Feb 2021, under the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017 (the Principal Regulations) Active Ingredient legislation, it is mandatory for the prescription of medicines to be listed by their active ingredient. Doctors m ...
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Honour before Honours
25 Feb 2021
Associate Prof Bruce Chater OAM, received the AMA Queensland Rural Health Medal for his outstanding health and advocacy services to rural medicine and the community. A long time MIPS member, he and his wife, Anne share some of their story with u ...
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Keeping up the pace: Regulation in a digital age
18 Feb 2021
Cybersecurity in healthcare is of increasing concern. Healthcare organisations are attractive targets for cybercrime for two main reasons: they are a rich source of highly prized personal information and its defences are comparatively weak. Digi ...
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The clinico-legal risk of administering vaccines
9 Feb 2021
Over the last decade, Australia has successfully achieved control of several vaccine preventable diseases with high routine vaccination coverage.1 There has been significant investment in the provision of cold chain guidelines and patient safety ...
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Chairman's and CEO's report
29 Nov 2020
To the Members of Medical Indemnity Protection Society Ltd (MIPS): 2019/20 was a challenging and uncertain year for MIPS, MIPS members and the entire community as the world has grappled with the impacts from the global health and economic crisi ...
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PSR orders repayment of over $21M to Medicare
23 Nov 2020
The Professional Services Review 2019-20 Annual Report iterated the seriousness of any healthcare practitioner being referred to the authority for their Medicare billing. Of the 96 cases reviewed and completed by the PSR during the year, every c ...
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Ethical negotiation of consent
23 Nov 2020
As a healthcare practitioner, you may think of your role as one in which your main accountabilities are to assess an individual’s health and to deliver appropriate care interventions.