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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"


Dental Council's Code of Practice on Advertising
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

The Dental Council has approved a Code of Practice on Advertising, which informs oral health practitioners of the standards of practice that are


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


Director convicted for health and safety breach
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • March 26 2014

Last week the District Court convicted a company and its sole director under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act) for failing to


Healthcare of New Zealand Ltd v CCDHB (14 December 2012)
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 12 2013

Healthcare of New Zealand (Healthcare) took judicial review proceedings against a series of decisions by Capital & Coast District Health Board


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


Residential care provider unable to recover fees because of poor admission agreement and execution process
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The High Court has found that a mother is not liable for the residential care fees for her intellectually disabled and terminally ill son, because


Registration cancelled for a "prolonged sequence of egregious professional breaches"
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

A psychiatrist who entered into a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient, continued with the intimate and exploitative relationship after