BASIC LAW INTENSIVE - 12 & 13 DECEMBER 2020
CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

BASIC LAW INTENSIVE
12 & 13 December 2020 - CANCELLED
TO BE RESCHEDULED

Location TBC

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION:

This course will not be held as planned in December 2020 due to ongoing changes to border closures, travel restrictions and quarantine measures in each state. It will be rescheduled. ACLM Council is currently investigating various options including postponing or online delivery. Previously enrolled students of the class will be given first priority to enroll in the rescheduled courses. Please register your interest in attending to be notified of any updates.


Course Overview

The BLI begins with an introduction to the legal framework that supports the health system. Consent to medical treatment, substitute decision-making, clinical negligence, confidentiality and privacy are then discussed. These areas of law embody the principles of medical law, namely autonomy of the patient and the tension that can arise between this fundamental principle and that of beneficence or ‘best interests.’

The second section of the program involves examining the issues in clinical practice that relate to the beginning and end of life. Specifically, the topics discussed are artificial reproductive technology (ART) and the doctrine of double effect. The day concludes with an overview of forensic medicine, where clinical practice and the criminal and coronial law intersect.

Each presentation is followed by small group discussion of two clinical case studies that relate to the subject material. The small groups each then report back the whole group, identifying the legal issues that were involved in the clinical situation presented.

The Basic Law Intensive serves as a supplement (and pre-requisite) to the Advanced Law Intensive.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of confidentiality and privacy to your clinical practice and record keeping system.
  • Differentiate between the consent required for treatment (trespass) and informed consent (negligence).
  • Analyse the consent requirements in adults who lack capacity, both at common law and under guardianship legislation.
  • Interpret the legal medicine issues surrounding the beginning of life and end of life in clinical practice.
  • Recognise the legal framework that underpins the health care system in Australia.

Program

The program is available here (date/location to be updated later):

Registration fees

ACLM Members:  $750 inc GST
Non-members:  $900 inc GST

Venue

TBC

Teaching Faculty

Dr Don Buchanan | ACLM Council Member, Forensic Physician and Legal Practitioner

Professor Roy Beran | Consultant Neurologist and Lawyer, FACLM

Professor John Devereux | Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

RACGP Points

This course will be accredited to receive RACGP CPD points for the RACGP 2020-22 triennium.