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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

India’s IP Appellate Board endorses compulsory license of patented cancer drug to generic manufacturer

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, India, New Zealand
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  • January 16 2013

In March 2012 the Indian Patent Office (IPO) granted its first compulsory license to Natco Pharma, an Indian generic manufacturer, revoking the

Nurse's registration cancelled for dishonest conduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • August 16 2011

A nurse who lied consistently to her DHB employer to obtain sick leave has been found guilty of professional misconduct

Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breach of patient confidentiality

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breaching a patient's right to confidentiality by inappropriately accessing the patient's mental health records, disclosing the fact of the patient's involuntary admission to hospital to a mutual friend, and disclosing details of the admission when giving evidence in support of her partner at a Family Court guardianship hearing

Suspension for misappropriation of medication by nurse

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for ordering prescription medication for residents at a rest home when she knew or ought to have known that the medication was not being administered to the residents, and for misappropriating codeine phosphate tablets for her own use

National Reportable Events Policy

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Health Quality and Safety Commission has finalised and released the National Reportable Events Policy

Nurse's text messages and telephone call breached professional boundaries

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Tribunal has found that a nurse failed to maintain professional boundaries and behaved inappropriately towards two vulnerable mental health patients in his care when he sent one patient a number of text messages outside of work and telephoned the other and asked her to come to his home and watch DVDs, and has concluded that these actions amounted to professional misconduct

Midwife's duty to contact on-call consultant when concerns remain

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • May 30 2012

Following an investigation into the care provided to a woman during labour and delivery of a large baby, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found that the hospital midwife appropriately consulted the obstetric registrar when the CTG was non-reassuring, but that the midwife had an obligation to contact the consultant directly when the registrar did not respond appropriately to the CTG

Australian Federal Court decides human genes are patentable

  • AJ Park
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • February 21 2013

Nicholas J held that an isolated nucleic acid, which may have precisely the same chemical composition and structure as that found in human cells