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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

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In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

The Prescription

The Prescription

  • Bundling: A new frontier in home care

    In February 2017 a number of important reforms to home care packages were implemented, which reflected the continuing drive of the Australian Government to increase consumer choice and control. These reforms included the allocation of home … Continued

  • Medibank cleared of all ACCC allegations

    Over the past 18 months The Prescription has commented on the ACCC’s strategic focus on the private health insurance sector and, in particular, the issue of communicating detrimental changes to policy holders. A key aspect … Continued

  • Communicating detrimental changes to private health insurance products – Part 4

    In May 2016, The Prescription published the first in a series of blogs about communicating detrimental changes to private health insurance products. Here we are – a little over 12 months later – and it … Continued

  • Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen headache – Part three

    Since our last update, there have been significant developments in the proceedings brought by the ACCC against Reckitt Benckiser for its misleading representations in relation to its ‘Nurofen Back Pain’, ‘Nurofen Period Pain’, ‘Nurofen Migraine … Continued

  • What is the prescription for a good home care agreement?

    Wednesday 22 February 2017 This a question that we have focussed on in recent months when working with home care providers as they prepare for the reforms which commence next week. Some providers have simply … Continued

  • Explaining Australia’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

    Wednesday 15 February 2017 All businesses and organisations should review their privacy and data security policies to ensure, when handling sensitive information, that they will be able to comply with the new Mandatory Data Breach … Continued

  • Making over advertisements for cosmetic procedures

    Tuesday 7 February 2017 Last year the ACCC took action about potentially misleading success rate claims and comparisons published on the websites of IVF clinics. Another regulated health service where there is often information asymmetry between … Continued

  • What is the legal status of an accredited practitioner?

    A couple of recent cases have thrown up quite a puzzling question in a fundamental area of clinical governance and hospital administration: the legal nature of the relationship between a private hospital and its accredited … Continued

  • Another big year in healthcare – and more to come in 2017

    Friday 23 December 2016 On behalf of The Prescription team, I would like to thank all of our readers who have joined us this year as we considered some of the major issues affecting the … Continued

  • Health Care Homes – a new primary care model

    Tuesday 6 December 2016 The Commonwealth Department of Health recently announced that applications are now open for general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in selected Primary Health Network regions around Australia to become … Continued

The Australian healthcare sector is undergoing rapid change and expansion as it contends with issues surrounding our ageing population, technological advances, increasing market consolidation and investor demand in assets.

The Prescription will provide regular updates on the most important issues affecting the healthcare sector. If you would like to continue the conversation, then please contact one of our healthcare experts below.

LUCILLE SCOMAZZON 1CM COLOUR JPG 2013 

Lucille Scomazzon | Contributor
Partner & Sector Leader
61 2 9291 6212
lucille.scomazzon@maddocks.com.au

ANGELA L WOOD 2cm 300ppi Colour jpg 2012 

Angela Wood | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6298
angela.wood@maddocks.com.au

Aaron Kloczko 2cm colour 300ppi 2013 jpg

Aaron Kloczko | Contributor
Partner
61 2 9291 6231
aaron.kloczko@maddocks.com.au

 

 

 CATHERINE DEBRECENY 2cm 300ppi Colour jpg 2011 

Catherine Debreceny | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3364
catherine.debreceny@maddocks.com.au

 DAMIEN WURZEL 2cm 300ppi Colour jpg 2011 

Damien Wurzel | Contributor
Partner
61 3 9258 3388
damien.wurzel@maddocks.com.au