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Employee unjustifiably dismissed after producing suspicious medical certificate

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 23 2014

The Employment Court recently held that the dismissal by Telecom of an employee who produced a suspicious medical certificate after he failed to

Isolated nucleic acids are patent eligible in Australia

  • Baldwins
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 25 2014

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia confirmed that isolated naturally occurring nucleic acid sequences are patent eligible subject matter. The

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

Unsuccessful tender seeks review of DHB's RFP process

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 13 2011

A DHB contracted a provider organisation to supply a variety of home and community-based services

Very low threshold for CT scans in elderly fall patients recommended

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • October 18 2011

An elderly patient suffered a head injury in an accidental fall and was transported to hospital by ambulance, where she subsequently died

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

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

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

Methods of medical treatment confirmed patentable in Australia but not in New Zealand

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 20 2014

The patentability of methods of medical treatment has been a long debated issue in patent legislation and different jurisdictions have taken very

New maternity referral guidelines

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 28 2012

The Ministry of Health has released updated Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Medical Services (Referral Guidelines), which outline the criteria and processes for guiding LMC referral to primary care, referral for specialist consultation, referral for the transfer of clinical responsibility for care, transfer of clinical responsibility for care in an emergency, and emergency transport