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Health Alert (Australia) 15 August 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada, New Zealand, USA, Australia
  • August 15 2016

Ms Sheldrick has been a privately practising midwife since 2007. Two separate birthing incidents since 2012 have led to Ms Sheldrick being the


National Health IT Board
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

The Ministry of Health has recently announced that the National Health IT Board will, from 12 August 2016, be replaced with a new digital advisory


Anaesthetist not "situationally aware" but not guilty of professional misconduct
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

Following a decision by the Health and Disability Commissioner, in which an anaesthetist was found to have breached Right 4 of the Code of Rights by


New Zealand - Ministry of Health opens consultation on legal status of e-cigarettes
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • New Zealand
  • August 12 2016

On 2 August 2016, the Ministry of Health posted a summary of its consultation on the regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Currently


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


Compensation claim for care of disabled son successful
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

On 20 July 2016, the High Court ruled that Margaret Spencer is entitled to be compensated for care she provided to her adult son Paul Spencer, who


Extensions of term for patents in New Zealand - how will they be affected by the TPPA?
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • August 8 2016

One of the most controversial aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was the prospect that New Zealand would be forced into


ACC cover for failed sterilisation does not extend to childcare
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

J became pregnant following a failed sterilisation. ACC granted J cover for her pregnancy and compensation for the pregnancy's physical effects. J


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


On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2016
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 10 2016

Lecretia Seales' challenge to the law on assisted suicide has reignited public debate about an individual's right to aid in Dying when terminally ill