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Is Telemedicine Legal?

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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

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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

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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


Communication Is Everything

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In the CRICO’s Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures Benchmarking Report, poor communication is cited as a major factor in malpractice cases (30%).  This includes communication between healthcare providers, as well as providers and patients. Lack of documentation is common between providers, due to insufficient, inaccurate, illegible or delayed recording of clinical findings. Information is the  … Read more


Patient Health Information and the Cloud

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Do you know what the cloud is? Are you wondering if this online storage solution can help store your patients health information? Traditionally, health information has been stored on a doctor’s local hard drive or in a paper file. But times have changed. At Tego Insurance (providers of Medical Indemnity Insurance and Medical Practice Insurance),  … Read more


What You Need to Know About Consent for Minors

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As an Australian medical indemnity insurance provider, we want you to know when you need consent from a parent when treating children. It can be a bit tricky and is definitely an important legal issue to be aware of. In Australia, generally, a minor (less than 18 years) requires consent from a parent or guardian  … Read more


New Treatments for Epilepsy

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What you need to know In Australia, children who suffer from severe epileptic seizures now have access to a more effective treatment. The results of testing thus far could mean that the number of patients that are being seen in intensive care is about to halve.  As medical indemnity insurance experts, we want you to  … Read more


Medicare and Health Insurance Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

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As of July 1, 2019 medical health practitioners are able make a request for a shared debt determination when they are first contacted by Medicare. At Tego Insurance, we are experts in Medical Indemnity, Medical Practice Insurance and Medical Malpractice Insurance in Australia. Medicare is an important part of your business. What is the Medicare  … Read more


Confidentiality and Treating a Mature Minor

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In Australia, a child aged 14 or sometimes even younger who has the capacity to consent to treatment can be considered to be a mature minor. In determining if a patient is a mature minor one must consider factors such as their age, understanding of, and the treatment in question. The team at Tego Insurance  … Read more


Unconventional, Complementary and Emerging Medicine

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The Medical Board of Australia has created a new draft of guidelines for emerging, complementary, and unconventional medicine practitioners.  What Medical Practitioners Need to Know “Surveys indicate that around 30% of all GPs self-identify as using some form of complementary or integrative medicine,” says AIMA president Dr Penny Caldicott. This highlights the importance for all  … Read more