October 2019

When Patients Refuse Treatment

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 in General.

As Medical Indemnity Insurance Providers, the experts at Tego are well aware of the many issues GP’s face. This includes patients refusing more testing under advice from the doctor. Let’s be clear, a competent patient is within their rights to refuse treatment. It is however important that you have fully informed the patient of  the  … Read more

When is your software a medical device?

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 in General.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia is in charge of regulating health related software that falls under the statutory definition of a medical device, as defined in- “section 41BD of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth).” Here is what you need to know: The regulation of software as a medical device is currently centred on  … Read more

New Code of Conduct for Midwives in Australia

By Eric Lowenstein on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 in General.

As medical practice insurers and medical indemnity insurance providers, we want you to know the legalities of being a midwife and your practice’s code for conduct.  At Tego, we recommend that all midwives take the opportunity to review the Code and familiarise themselves with the expectations for practice as set out by the NMBA.  The  … Read more

The Importance of a Hospital Discharge Summary: What Every GP Needs to Know

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 in General.

The AMA’s position statement states “when a patient has received hospital care, the GP needs timely and comprehensive communication about the care provided, including transfer of care arrangements in order to enable the GP to continue providing high-quality care for the patient.” Australian Medical Association, General Practice/Hospitals Transfer of Care Arrangements, 2018 As a leading  … Read more