March 2020

New Collaboration Between AHPRA and Aged Care Commission

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, March 30th, 2020 in General.

Healthcare practitioners who care for the eldely should be aware of the new joint venture between Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) in July of this year. Tego Insurance wants you to know about the statutory mandates that are now in place when caring for  … Read more

Mediation Is The Key In Medical Negligence Cases

By Eric Lowenstein on Friday, March 27th, 2020 in General.

For over 30 years in Australia, medical negligence claims have been rising dramatically. The new medicines and new technology issues have increased the complexities in healthcare. That is why almost every claim of medical negligence is referred to mediation, by court order or consent. The experts at Tego Insurance, providers of medical indemnity insurance and  … Read more

Is Telemedicine Legal?

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 in General.

Health Care Complaints Commission v Goyer- 2019 At Tego Insurance, we want you to know the latest in terms of consulting patients by phone.  As experts in Medical indemnity insurance Australia and Medical indemnity insurance costs, we want you to be up to date on the latest issues surrounding healthcare and communication. The Story In  … Read more

In 2020, New Opioid Regulatory Measures Are Coming

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 in General.

2020 has brought in new opioid regulatory measures in Australia to support clinically sound and appropriate opioid prescribing practices.  Issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia  “The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) new opioid measures include smaller pack sizes to be registered from January 2020 and available once medicine sponsors can bring them to  … Read more

Confidentiality In Healthcare

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 in General.

It is common knowledge with all health practitioners that they must evoke complete trust with their patients, if they want an effective therapeutic relationship with their patients. The Medical Board of Australia’s Good Medical Practice: The Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia states: “Patients have a right to expect that doctors and their staff  … Read more