This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “Medicare Billing, Law and Practice: Complex, Incomprehensible and Beginning to Unravel” – Margaret Faux, Jonathan Wardle and Jon Adams; “Untangling the Threads: Stakeholder Perspectives of the Legal and Ethical Issues Involved in Preparing Australian Consumers for Commercial Surrogacy Overseas” – Lana Zannettino, Lauren Lines, Julian Grant and Sheryl L de Lacey; “Disclosure of Genetic Results to At-risk Relatives without Consent: Issues for Health Care Professionals in Australia” – Rebekah McWhirter, Carolyn Johnston and Jo Burke; “Obesity and Taxation – Is Australia Ready?” – Lidia Xynas; “In the Footsteps of Teiresias: Treatment for Gender Dysphoria in Children and the Role of the Courts” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “A Doctor’s Discretion Not To Offer Life-sustaining Treatment” – James Cameron; “Why Do I Have To Keep Waking Up? Terminal Sedation and the Law in Australia” – Kieran Tapsell; and “An Objective Approach to Decisions to Withdraw or Withhold Life-sustaining Medical Treatment” – Julian Savulescu and James Cameron.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The Complementary Medicine Insurance Wars: The Unresolved but Politicised Australian Theatre of Combat” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Doctors, Defamation and Damages: Medical Practitioners Fighting Back” – Ian Freckelton QC and Tina Popa; Medical Issues: “Post-sentence Detention and Supervision: The Role of Multi-agency Panels” – Bernadette McSherry, Rajan Darjee and Danny Sullivan; Bioethical Issues: “Responsible Use of Machine Learning Classifiers in Clinical Practice” – Abhishek Mishra; Complementary Health Issues: “Guidance on Prescription of Homeopathic Treatments: Ramifications of a Failed Administrative Law Challenge” – Ian Freckelton QC; Medical Law Reporter: “Concussion, Defamation and the Ringside Doctor” – Ian Freckelton QC; Obituary: Thomas (Tom) Douglas Campbell (1938–2019); and Book Review: “Unnatural Causes” by Richard Shepherd – Reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Interstate and Overseas Deaths: Jurisdictional and Decision-Making Challenges for Coroners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Letter to the Editor; Legal Issues: “‘Hospitals and Clinicians Need Not Apply:’ Withdrawing Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration in Undisputed Cases” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Eve’s Curse: Intolerable Unrelieved Pain in Labour – Necessary Evil or Medical Negligence?” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “Should an Advance Care Directive Refusing Life-Sustaining Treatment Be Respected after an Attempted Suicide? Development of an Algorithm to Aid Health Care Workers” – Steve John Philpot; and Medical Law Reporter: “Citizens’ Juries, Liquid Democracy and Legislative Reform of Australian Compulsory Insurance Schemes for Injury Compensation after Motor Vehicle Accidents” – Felix Blumer, Talia Gedik and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “HIV and HCV Epidemics: Lessons for Lawyers and Policymakers” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG; “Therapeutic Privilege Is No Defence” – Scott Davison; “A Comparative View of Australian Education in Law and Medicine” – Marcus Smith and Rachael Heath Jeffery; “Protecting the Continued Development of Collaborative Expert Witness Evidence in Australia: Surely We Should?” – Christopher D Mills; “Criminalising Health Care? The Use of Offences in the Mental Health Act 2015 (ACT)” – Sam Pang; “Authorising the Release of Data without Consent for Health Research: The Role of Data Custodians and HRECs in Australia” – Felicity Flack, Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen; “Sugar Consumption Tax: A Good Idea or Not?” – Jane Truscott; “Embryo Donation in New Zealand: Considerations of the Health and Wellbeing of Children” – Louise Wilsdon; and “A New Law of Advance Directives in Italy: A Critical Legal Analysis” – Denard Veshi, Enkelejda Koka and Carlo Venditti. There is also a review of the book “The Hanged Man and the Body Thief” by Alexandra Roginski – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine features an Editorial by General Editor Professor Ian Freckelton QC marking the 25th anniversary of the Journal. It includes the following articles: “When Is It in a Child’s Best Interests to Withhold or Withdraw Life-sustaining Treatment? An Evolving Australian Jurisprudence” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White and Neera Bhatia; “Biosimilars: The Challenges of Novelty, Inventive Step and Sufficiency” – Teddy Henriksen and Jay Sanderson; “The Legal Doctrine of Informed Consent and Renal Dialysis – Do Patients Really Consent?” – Marina Wainstein, Anna Rose Menzies, Frank Patrick Brennan and Mark Ashley Brown; “Building Public Confidence in Medical Registration Revalidation: Reform of Medical Registration Law in Australia, a New Risk-based Approach” – David J Carter, Deborah J Street and Stephen Bush; “Holding Out and Protected Titles – Issues for Non-registrant Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioners” – Michael Weir; “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Older Children’s Electronic Personal Health Records” – Jacqueline Meredith, Shaun McCarthy and Bronwyn Hemsley; “Changing Law Students’ Ideas about Dis/ability: Can We? Should We? How Would We?” – Anna Cody; “Best Interests and Non-consensual Research” – Brent Hyslop; “How Do Coroners’ Findings in Australian Jurisdictions Apply to Health Care Practitioners within Safety-I and Safety-II Paradigms?” – Nicola Cunningham; “An Analysis of Medico-legal Claims against Dermatologists in Australia from a Single Medical Indemnity Insurer” – Paul Stevenson; “Reproductive Autonomy and Social Sex Selection: A Chance of a Choice?” – Kathryn Boyd; “Freedom of Expression, Belief and Assembly: The Banning of Protests Outside of Abortion Clinics in Australia” – Anna Walsh; “Two Problems of Unburied Bodies” – Robert Shiels; “A Whiter Shade of Grey: Comparisons of the Legal and Professional Status of Tooth Whitening in Three Jurisdictions” – Alexander C L Holden; and “Infection Control Standards in Private Dental Practice” – The Role of Accreditation – Gillian Jean, Alexander C L Holden, Marc Tennant and Estie Kruger.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Health Law: The Past and the Future” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Computational Modelling, Social Media and Health-Related Datasets: Consent and Privacy Issues” – Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “Responding Better to Desperate Parents: Warnings from the Alfie Evans Saga” – Ian Freckelton QC; Bioethical Issues: “A New Ethical Model of Commercial Surrogacy Arrangements for Australia” – Jeremy Feiglin and Julian Savulescu; Nursing Issues: “Codes of Conduct – A New Era for Nursing and Midwifery in Australia” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australian Senate Committee Report on Transvaginal Mesh Devices” – Chloe Thompson and Thomas Faunce. There are also reviews of the following books: “True Stories from the Morgue” by J Merrick – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC; “The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death & Disaster” by Sarah Krasnostein – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC; and “Tensions and Traumas in Health Law” by Ian Freckelton and Kerry Petersen – reviewed by Bill Madden.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform: Lessons from Canadian litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Support for the exercise of legal capacity: The role of the law” – Bernadette McSherry and Andrew Butler; Medical Issues: “The loss of Malaysia airlines flight MH17: A forensic and humanitarian task” – David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Think of the children: Sex selection and child welfare” – Rachael Wong and Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient” – Kim Forrester; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pfizer: Evergreening and market power as a blockbuster drug goes off patent” – Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The Australian quarantine and biosecurity legislation: Constitutionality and critique” – Anthony Gray; “States of confusion: Jurisdictional variation in Australian medicines nomenclature” – Denise Hope and Michelle King; “The case for MDMA (ecstasy) regulation” – Joshua Donelly; “Patenting genetic diagnostic methods: NGS, GWAS, SNPs and patents” – Charles Lawson; “Genetic testing of stored tissue from a deceased person to define a relative’s disease risk: Legal and ethical viewpoints” – Loane Skene, Julian Savulescu and Martin B Delatycki; “Double standards: Standards of proof for persons found unfit for trial” – Betheli O’Carroll; “Fitness to stand trial, human rights and possibilities from England and Wales” – Jeanette Stewart, Mary Woodward and Ilana Hepner; “Tasmania’s Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Act 2013: An analysis of conscientious objection to abortion and the “obligation to refer”” – Ronli Sifris; “Regulating preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Australia: Disability and parental choice” – Michelle de Souza; and “End-of-life decisions in Malaysia: Adequacies of ethical codes and developing legal standards” – Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim and Fadhlina Alias. There is also a review of the book “Elder Law in New Zealand” by Kate Diesfeld and Ian McIntosh.