Critics’ Reviews

the authors have contributed an eminently readable, informative and intensely practical collection of essays on various relevant topics within their disciplines, and in doing so will surely earn the gratitude of health professionals in giving them considerable access to legal matters of practical importance which might otherwise be difficult to ‘track down’.

Great effort and research have combined to produce a handy reference work which is likely to become an enduring byword for accuracy and easy accessibility. – Australian Psychological Society, September 2009

…you will find it is a useful summary of the law as it applies in this area with recent cases and legislation referenced throughout. As an allied health professional, seeking to increase your awareness of legal liability, then this is an easy to read and insightful book containing a comprehensive summary. It fills a gap in the area of medical and health law books by concentrating on allied and complementary health professionals. – Law Society of Tasmania, Law Letter, Issue 103, Autumn 2009

Experts in health and medical law have contributed chapters to this important volume which provides a good overview for practitioners in the area. It deals with the Australian legal system and its relationship with health and medical law, ethics and the regulation of health and allied health practitioners in Australia…

Practical advice is also given on legal procedures such as compliance with subpoenas. Health practitioners need to carefully balance compliance with the law with patients’ rights to doctor-patient confidentiality. This balancing act is canvassed in this book.

As this book is intended for nationwide use, information and references to relevant legislation are provided for each jurisdiction, although not in detail. As a resource of limited size, issues are only touched on and practitioners should use this book as a starting point for further, more detailed, research. – Law Institute Journal of Victoria, June 2009

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