Law Intensive 1

Next session: 3 & 4 August 2024

Noosa, QLD - Sold out


The 2024 session is currently sold out. Please email us to join the waiting list in case a spot becomes available. Remember to also sign up for future session notifications using the button above.

About the course

The aim of this course is to give health care practitioners better understanding of the legal complexities that underpin clinical decisions and equip them with the basic knowledge of health law necessary to make sound clinical and management decisions consistent with good medical practice. 

The Law Intensive 1 serves as a supplement and pre-requisite to the ACLM Law Intensive 2 (formerly Advanced Law Intensive).


The Law Intensive 1 begins with an introduction to the legal framework that supports the health system. Consent to medical treatment, clinical negligence, confidentiality and privacy are then discussed. The program also examine the issues in clinical practice that relate to the beginning and end of life. Specifically, the topics discussed are artificial reproductive technology (ART), the doctrine of double effect and voluntary assisted dying legislation. The day concludes with an overview of coronial law and how it is applied to investigate reportable deaths. Each presentation is followed by small group discussion of 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.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

1. Identify the legal framework that underpins the health care system in Australia.

2. Differentiate between the consent required for treatment (trespass) and informed consent (negligence).
3. Explain the legal medicine issues surrounding assisted reproductive technology and the doctrine of double effect in clinical practice.
4. Apply the principles of confidentiality and privacy to your clinical practice and record keeping system.
5. Recognise the legal issues and differences of voluntary assisted dying legislation in the Australian states.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of coronial law and how it is applied to investigate reportable deaths.

Who should attend?

Health care practitioners.

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Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, QLD
14 16 Hastings Street, Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Attendance at this course is in person (face-to-face) only.
Information about accommodation options will be sent after booking your spot on the course.


AUD $990 ACLM members (inc. GST) | AUD $1190 Non-members (inc. GST)


 - Dr Don Buchanan - Forensic Physician & Legal Practitioner

 - Professor John Devereux - Professor of Law

 - Professor Roy Beran - Neurologist & Professor

 - Professor Kurosh Parsi - Dermatologist, Phlebologist and Vascular Anomalies Specialist

CPD Information

ACLM CPD Program recognition:

14 hours, Relevant to Legal or Forensic Medicine

CPD home submissions:

The following allocations are suggested by ACLM and will be shown on the attendance certificate. It is up to the attendee to check that the activity meets their own CPD home's requirements and to allocate the activity type according to their CPD home's guidelines.

Educational Activity: 11 hours (-2 hours if pre-course activity not submitted)

Reviewing Performance: 3 hours (-1 hour if post-course activity not submitted)

Total: 14 hours (adjusted as per above depending on pre/post-course activities)

Program Level Requirements met:

 - Maintaining and developing professionalism

 - Maintaining and developing ethical practice

RACGP CPD Program recognition:

This Activity No. 407394 has been allocated 14 CPD hours in the RACGP 2023-25 CPD Program. If you have any concerns about this activity, you may submit a GP Feedback form to the RACGP. 

Adjustment to allocated hours:
The pre- and post-course activities are optional for all attendees, however your Certificate of Completion will show adjusted CPD hours if you did not submit the activities.


By registering to attend, you agree that you have read and accept the Cancellation, Privacy and Health & Safety Policies:

Cancellation policy

A refund less $150 administration fee will be provided for all cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the course.
start date. Any cancellations after this point will be non-refundable.

Please do not attend if you are sick with a contagious illness such as COVID-like symptoms. If you cannot attend due to illness we will issue a credit note to attend the next available course.

Contingency Planning:

If a situation occurs which significantly affects the majority of participants’ ability to attend in person, the course may either be postponed to a later date or held entirely online. Any such decision will be communicated to all as soon as possible if this circumstance arises. By registering, you agree to attend the course virtually on the same dates, should this circumstance arise.

Privacy policy

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Health & Safety policy

As part of our commitment to making this event safe you must comply with the following directions:
- Do not attend this event if you are unwell with a contagious illness such as COVID-like symptoms. Contact us for a credit note to attend the next available course.
- Face masks are not mandated, but they should be worn in indoor settings and where physical distancing is not possible if you have been exposed to a contagious illness recently.
- Wash and sanitize your hands frequently and follow hygienic practices when coughing or sneezing.
- It is your responsibility to check the latest border, travel and quarantine restrictions to ensure you are safe and able to travel to and from this event. This may include applying for a travel permit.

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