Next session: 30 NOv - 1 DEC 2024

Location TBC

About the course

An intensive two-day program that focuses in some detail on the principles that define the legal relationship between the patient and the health care professional. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of how these principles are applied by civil, criminal and disciplinary law in the context of clinical practice, thereby providing an opportunity to further enhance the health and safety of patients.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

1. Apply the principles of consent to, and refusal of, medical treatment in adults and children in the clinical setting.

2. Analyse the various categories of a doctor’s duty of care that can be owed to a patient and the relationship between the duty, breach of duty and harm caused by the breach.

3. Differentiate between the cases of negligence that involve a failure to warn the patient of a material risk and those cases that involve treatment.

4. Recognise that the fundamental principle underpinning disciplinary law in relation to the regulation of health professionals is protection of the public, not punishment.
5. Differentiate between the common law and guardianship legislation regarding advance health directives and the withdrawal of life sustaining measures in patients with impaired capacity.


The ACLM Law Intensive 1 course is a pre-requisite to attend the Law Intensive 2.  Contact us if you have completed other Legal training and would like to be permitted to attend without the pre-requisite. Note that all those who are working towards ACLM Member/Fellowship award will still be required to complete both courses.

Who should attend?

Health care practitioners who have completed the Law Intensive 1

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Location TBC. Attendance at this course is in person (face-to-face) only.


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


TBC closer to the date.

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: 10 hours  (-1 hours if pre-course activity not submitted)

Reviewing Performance: 4 hours  (-1 hours 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. 407447 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.

Adjustments 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 and Privacy 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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