Month: February 2020

Australian health service providers’ Privacy Policy NO LONGER AN OPTION!

Commencing 12 March 2014, significant privacy law reform changes were made to the Privacy Act 1988; demanding privacy standards comply with Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). These changes affect all health service providers handling personal information in any form (e.g. paper, electronic, visual such as x-rays, and audio records). Health service providers are strongly advised to …

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Accidental Termination of Employment Contracts

All businesses change over time, including health practices. Change can mean an alteration to the roles and responsibilities of staff at all levels of management, includingexecutive directors and senior practising staff. Considerations need to be made regarding the effect that staffchanges will make on existing employee contracts. Employment contracts need to be flexible and can bechanged …

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