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Funded Family Care Notice
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • December 6 2013

The Minister of Health has issued the Funded Family Care Notice 2013, which sets out how eligible disabled adults can elect resident family members


Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a case that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate training to community support workers, a residential care facility and two community


Son's "flimsy" allegations of poor care result in indemnity costs award for rest home
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The High Court has awarded a rest home indemnity costs against the son (and former executor) of a former client, finding that the son's claims that


Law Commission seeks feedback on burial and cremation issues paper
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Law Commission has published an Issues Paper exploring the current legal framework for burial and cremation in New Zealand. Among other things


Communicating about communication
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a recent opinion, the Health and Disability Commissioner highlighted the importance of talking to residents and their families about their


Updated standard for doctors writing medical certificates
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Medical Council has released its updated statement on medical certification, which sets out the standards that doctors must follow when writing


Insufficient communication about need to take trial dose of medication before discharge
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a DHB in breach of the Code after a doctor failed to make it clear that his patient needed to take a


Prescribing changes passed by government
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

Changes to the Medicines Act 1981 were passed on 22 November 2013. Among other things, the changes extend the definition of "authorised prescribers"


Ministry of Health must reconsider complaint regarding casino's smoking lounge
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Cancer Society of New Zealand has successfully reviewed a decision by the Ministry of Health that smoking is permitted in Sky City's Diamond


Continued pregnancy following misdiagnosis can constitute a personal injury
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Court of Appeal has made a provisional finding that a woman's continued pregnancy following the failure of health professionals to diagnose spina