Health impairment and conduct: a review of key cases

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Jayr Teng* Barrister A. INTRODUCTION The Medical Board of Australia (‘Board’) has broad powers which it may exercise when a medical practitioner practices whilst impaired. Having regard to this context, I have undertaken a review of cases that deal with how the Tribunals and Courts have dealt with medical practitioners who are impaired and the  … Read more

Marketing Your Medical Practice

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Every business needs a marketing plan to help your business thrive. And yet, it always seems like the last thing on your list. Of course, we would all like to attain our new patients through word of mouth, but this has become increasingly more difficult. As your medical indemnity insurance partner, we highly recommend that  … Read more

Innovation In Aged Care

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The AMA has released its latest Position Statement on aged care, called Innovation in Aged Care. It focuses on the need for Australia to embrace and seek more technologically innovative ways to provide sustainable, high quality care.  As our population ages, the need for more complex and forward thinking innovation is essential, if the level  … Read more

A Guide to Medical Practice Indemnity Insurance

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Whether you are an owner or practice manager of a medical practice, clinic or day surgery, it is vital to understand what insurances you need to protect your staff and the business from a variety of risks and exposures inherent in running a practice. This guide will help practice owners, practice managers and medical practitioners  … Read more

Why Do Hospital Doctors Have Their Own Indemnity Insurance?

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At Tego Insurance, we specialise in medical indemnity insurance in Australia. It is common for an employed doctor in a public hospital to be covered by their employer for claims arising from alleged omissions or acts. But many employed health practitioners also obtain their own indemnity cover for issues that arise that fall outside the  … Read more

What You Need to Know About Purchasing a Medical Practice?

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Purchasing a medical practice is not to be taken lightly. It is a truly consequential professional and financial decision. At Tego Insurance, we are not just experts on Medical indemnity Insurance Australia and Entity Medical Malpractice Insurance, but we are here to guide you through the major decisions you need to make as a medical  … Read more

Social Media And Health Practitioners In Australia

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As health practitioners in Australia, you can not be too careful and aware of what you post on social media from Facebook to Snapshot. For example, just the smallest error, like taking a harmless photo of yourself in the halls of a hospital and without thinking you forget you are holding a patient’s chart. If  … Read more

Proactive Measures to Take When Running a Medical Practice

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Running a medical practice in today’s digitally connected world, comes with increasing and evolving cyber risks. The sensitivity and volume of medical data stored and information accessed entirely digitally, has been leaving practices vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12-month Insights Report, revealed  … Read more

New Collaboration Between AHPRA and Aged Care Commission

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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

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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