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Legal update - On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2017
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

We set out a summary of 10 health law issues that will be of interest in the coming year. 1. The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages


Health policy to be hotly debated leading up to the general election
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

Prime Minister Bill English has announced that the General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Health policy will, as is always the case in


Publicly naming agencies in breach of the Privacy Act
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

The Privacy Commissioner has, in the last couple of months, begun implementing a policy of publicly naming companies that have been found to have


CCTV and surveillance - another privacy area to watch
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

It is becoming increasingly important for agencies using surveillance technology to consider the privacy implications of that technology, including


Substance Addiction Bill passed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

In our 'On the Pulse' update for 2016, we commented on the introduction of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill into


Treatment injury and hindsight
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

Later this year, the Court of Appeal will consider the proper interpretation of the treatment injury regime in the Accident Compensation Act 2001 in


The DePuy case - claims for compensatory damages continue
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

2016 saw important progress in the DePuy litigation, which will continue in 2017. The DePuy cases involve defective hip implants manufactured by


Drinking water - one to watch
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

The government inquiry into the Havelock North drinking water contamination incident, which saw around 5,000 people become sick with gastroenteritis


The carer support decision - contractor or employer?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

In our August 2016 Health Law Update, we commented on a Court of Appeal decision on the government's Carer Support Scheme. Mrs Lowe provided care for


Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill passed
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 22 2017

The Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act 2016 was passed into law by Parliament on 30 November 2016. The corresponding Act will commence on 5