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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


Balance restored to public sector procurement - the Problem Gambling case
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 20 2016

In two cases over the last few years, the High Court has departed from longstanding principles that meant that courts were reluctant to intervene in


Legal alert - Bill to transfer fluoridation decisions to DHBs introduced in Parliament
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • November 22 2016

On 17 November 2016 the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne


Legal update - Maternity care under scrutiny
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 13 2016

Maternity services have encountered a flurry of media attention following the release of a University of Otago study which compared birth outcomes


Fluoridation decisions - coming to a District Health Board near you
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 6 2016

Voting is about to close in the local body elections, including for elected members of District Health Boards (DHBs). It is well known that the


New proposal for pharmacy licencing regime
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

The proposed replacement of the Medicines Act has presented an opportunity to review the current regime for pharmacy licencing. Currently, there are


Implementation of the Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

This Act implements the settlement reached between the Crown, DHBs, healthcare workers and healthcare providers regarding payment to healthcare


Conflict of interest guidelines
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

On 30 June 2016, the Ministry of Health published the new Conflict of Interest Guidelines for District Health Boards (DHBs). All DHBs must comply


Replacement of the Medicines Act
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

Details of the government's proposal to replace the Medicines Act were released in late April. The proposal comes after a series of attempts to


Coroners Act
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

Following an extensive review process, changes to the Coroners Act 2006 have now come into effect, as of 22 July 2016. Among other things, the