Also in this partnership wrap: Alliance formed to bridge gap between clinical and legal compliance.
While a consumer-driven home care market will create new opportunities to innovate and be creative, providers also need to be aware of their enhanced legal obligations in the new regulatory environment, writes Julie McStay.
The legal issues arising from staff using social media to bully each other or reveal details of residents and families is increasingly confronting aged care managers, an industry lawyer says.
LEGAL: With the impending growth in home-based palliative care, it is essential that community care organisations have advanced care planning processes in place that are consistent with the law, writes Julie McStay.
In AAA online’s regular legal column, Julie McStay responds to a reader’s question: When will a provider’s duty of care override a consumer’s right to choose?
To help organisations and their leaders hear expert opinion on key issues, and to reflect the kinds of challenges and questions organisations are facing, Australian Ageing Agenda is launching a new regular online series – Ask the Lawyer.
Julie McStay outlines what providers can do when residents and families are behaving badly and need to leave.
The 2013 peer-reviewed assessment of Australia’s lawyers is out, revealing the sector’s Lawyers of the Year, which comprise three for health and aged care and four for retirement villages and senior living law.
Aged care lawyer rejects excessive oversight and poor timing with new bond regulations.
Good in principle but more detail needed is the message from the recent ‘two Julies’ PC roadshow.