Legal and privacy issues with PIP QI Incentive
5 Jul 2019
MIPS is aware that many of our GP members are working in healthcare practices that participate in the Australian Government’s Practice Incentives Program (PIP). The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive commenced on 1 August 2019.
TGA regulation of HCT products has changed
4 Jul 2019
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) updated regulations for autologous human cells and tissue (HCT) products, such as adipose-derived stem cells, came into effect on 1 July 2019. This was the culmination of a yearlong transition period ...
SafeScript provides patient history in real time
27 Jun 2019
Before issuing a prescription for a high risk medicine, a prescriber must take ‘all reasonable steps’ to check the SafeScript information for the patient for whom the high risk medicine may be prescribed or supplied.
Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation
20 Jun 2019
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) comes into operation on 19 June 2019, making Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)[1] legal in Victoria. When the legislation comes into effect in June, Victorian registered medical practitioners n ...
Membership Renewal 2019/2020
31 May 2019
Members should ensure that their membership classification accurately reflects the practice they undertake. Undertaking practice not covered under your membership classification (for example level of ‘private’ billings is understated) may prejud ...
Test your indemnity fitness
30 May 2019
Indemnity doesn’t have to be complex, but if you find yourself in any of these scenarios, make sure you contact MIPS before taking any action. Access to our 24/7 Clinico-Legal Support and Advice is free and an included part of a benefit of your ...
Tips on how to ask for helpful feedback
30 May 2019
Feedback can be difficult to give and to receive. By understanding a little more about it, we can maximise the actionable and meaningful information we receive.
Diagnostics A Team Sport
29 May 2019
It is imperative to remember that diagnostics is a collaborative and patient-centred process that can be most effective through conversation and dialogue. It is a complex area as there could be a number of differentials on a particular diagnosis ...
Subpoenas - a Q&A with Barry Nilsson Lawyers
28 May 2019
When an individual is subpoenaed, they are deemed to have access or be privy to information or documents that are crucial to the judicial outcome of a case. A party to a case can request a subpoena if a person refuses or is unable of their own f ...
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Radiological improvement on the horizon
28 May 2019
DetectED-X is a new University of Sydney spin-off company aiming to improve radiologic detection of disease. It is developing educational, web-based programs focussing on breast and lung radiologic test sets.