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Full rest home audit reports available online
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

From November, the Ministry of Health will trial a new system whereby full rest home audit reports will be available online in addition to the


Smoking ban in Auckland prison implemented unlawfully
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • February 8 2013

Late last year the High Court ruled that the implementation of the smoking ban in Auckland Prison was implemented unlawfully. The


Health check for doctors' certificates brings relief to employers
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • June 28 2013

Doctors may be asked to disclose a sick employee's diagnosis to that person's employer, under tighter standards being considered for medical


Pattern of "suboptimal behaviour" in the care of a patient
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

Following an investigation into the care provided to a 79 year old patient with significant co-morbidities who underwent a total knee joint


Nurse disciplined for slapping a patient and failing to report incident
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for slapping a patient, and for compromising the health and safety of the patient by failing


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"


New Zealand’s Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill: An update
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • October 11 2016

The New Zealand Natural Health and Supplementary Products (NHSP) Bill seeks to manage risks while also protecting the consumer and the integrity of


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