This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19 Tests the Limits of Biodiversity Laws in a Health Crisis: Rethinking ‘Country of Origin’ for Virus Access and Benefit-sharing” – Fran Humphries, Michelle Rourke, Todd Berry, Elizabeth Englezos and Charles Lawson; “The Impact of COVID-19 on Fertility Treatment in Australia” – Ronli Sifris and Karinne Ludlow; “Chasing Immunity: How Viable Is a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Scheme for Australia?” – Madeline Rohini Fisher; “Adolescent Gender Dysphoria and the Informed Consent Model of Care” – Patrick Parkinson AM; “Australian Medical Device Regulation during COVID-19: Has the Australian Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices Been Effective during the COVID-19 Pandemic?” – Jeffrey J Brownscombe; “Concussion, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and the Legal Obligation of Sporting Organisations to be Informed of the Scientific Knowledge of the Day and to Warn of Material Risks” – David Thorpe; “Use of Personal Health Information under Consent – Exempt Circumstances for Research: Views of the Australian General Public” – David J Carter; “The Role of Medical Evidence in Determining the Outcome of Medical Negligence Cases When Peer Professional Opinion Is Used” – Hugh Platt; “Role of Law in End-of-Life Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients, Substitute Decision-Makers and Families” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Rachel Feeney, Cheryl Tilse, Jill Wilson and Joanne Aitken; “New Challenges to the Legal Definition and Medical Determination of Brain Death: A Multi-jurisdictional Approach – Cases from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia” – James Tibballs and Neera Bhatia; “Murder (Infanticide) in Post-partum Depression: The Case of Akon Guode” – Joseph Briggs and Russ Scott; and “Causes of the Obesity Epidemic and Economic Rationales to Support Taxation as a Population-based Policy Response” – Lidia Xynas.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “COVID-19 as a Disruptor and a Catalyst for Change” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Legal Issues: “COVID-19 Denialism, Vaccine Scepticism and the Regulation of Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Medical Issues: “Killing of Elderly Patients by Health Care Professionals: Insights From Coroners’ Inquests and Inquiries in Three Cases” – Jordyn Nelson, Joseph Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Bell v Tavistock: Why the Assent Model Is Most Appropriate for Decisions Regarding Puberty Suppression for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth” – Lauren Notini; Technology Health Law Issues: “Regulation of AI in Health Care: A Cautionary Tale Considering Horses and Zebras” – Bernadette Richards, Susannah Sage Jacobson and Yves Saint James Aquino; Mental Health Law Issues: “Advance Planning in Mental Health Care: The Trouble with Terminology” – Vrinda Edan, Bridget Hamilton and Lisa Brophy; Health Law Reporter: “Posthumous Reproduction and the Law: Tissue Transplantation, Property Rights and the Reproductive Relational Autonomy” – Cameron Stewart, Kelton Tremellen and Julian Savulescu; and Book Review: “The Lost Lovelies Foundation”, by Beth Wilson.
This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19 and the Right to Support in New Zealand Hospitals” – Sarah Gwynn; “COVID-19 Curfews: Kenyan and Australian Litigation and Pandemic Protection” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Clinical Decision Support Systems and Medico-Legal Liability in Recall and Treatment: A Fresh Examination” – Megan Prictor, Mark Taylor, Jane Kaye, Jon Emery, Craig Nelson and Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis; “Navigating the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: A Scheme of Big Ideas and Big Challenges” – Allan Ardill and Brett Jenkins; “Fifteen Years On: What Patterns Continue to Emerge from New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal?” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey, Olivia Kelly and Marta Rychert; “Maintaining Privacy in Artificial Intelligence-driven Bioinformatics: An Inquiry into the Suitability of Australia’s Laws” – Jade Luci Andrews; “Transgender and Intersex Athletes in Single-sex Sports” – Laura Johnston; “The Right of the Child to Oral Health: The Role of Human Rights in Oral Health Policy Development in Australia” – Gillian Jean, Estie Kruger, Vanessa Lok and Marc Tennant; “(Re)Drawing the Line: Australian Regulation of Human–Animal Interspecies Embryos” – Andrew Ng and Karinne Ludlow; “In Whose Interest? Recent Developments in Regulatory Immediate Action against Medical Practitioners in Australia” – Owen M Bradfield, Matthew J Spittal and Marie M Bismark; “A Little Less Discrimination, a Little More International Legal Compliance: A Capacity-based Approach to Substitute Decision-Making for People with Mental Illness” – Seb Recordon; “Adolescent Drivers – Are We Doing Enough?” – Roy G Beran; and “Don Chalmers: His Contributions to Legal Research and Education, Health Law, and Research Ethics, Locally and Globally” – Dianne Nicol, Yann Joly, Jane Kaye, Bartha Knoppers, Eric M Meslin, Jane Nielsen, Margaret Otlowski and Kate Warner.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The Rights to Life, Dignity and the Highest Attainable Standard of Health: Internationally Influential African Jurisprudence” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Embracing the Future: Using Artificial Intelligence in Australian Health Practitioner Regulation” – Editor: Gabrielle Wolf; Medical Issues: “Personality Disorder and Moral Culpability: Brown v The Queen” – Danny Sullivan and Adam Deacon; Technology Health Law Issues: “Consumer Law, Technology and Health Care: A Shift in Focus, a Panacea or a Confounder?” – Joel Grieger, Mark Giancaspro and Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Gender, Trauma and the Regulation of the Use of Restraint on Women in Australian Mental Health Services” – Yvette Maker; Health Law Reporter: “Brain Death and Pregnancy: On the Legalities of Post-mortem Gestation” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Lisa O’Reilly, Linda Sheahan, George Tomossy and George Skowronski; Health Research Law and Ethics: “Clinical Research without Consent: Challenges for COVID-19 Research” – Editor: Ian Freckelton QC; Letter to the Editor; Letter to the Editor (and Response); and Book Review: “Memoir of an Accidental Ethicist”, by KJ Breen.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine features a special issue on the topic of commercial surrogacy, prefaced with an “Introductory note” by Chief Judge John H Pascoe and followed by five articles which examine some areas of development, regulation and debate: “The regulation of commercial surrogacy: The wrong answers to the wrong questions” – Anita Stuhmcke; “Responsive regulation of cross-border assisted reproduction” – Jenni Millbank; “Commercial surrogacy and the human right to autonomy” – Ronli Sifris; “Genes and gestation in Australian regulation of egg donation, surrogacy and mitochondrial donation” – Karinne Ludlow; “The Family Courts and parentage of children conceived through overseas commercial surrogacy arrangements: A child-centred approach” – Adiva Sifris.
This Part also includes the following sections: Guest Editorial: “Commercial surrogacy: What role for law in Australia?” – Ronli Sifris, Karinne Ludlow and Adiva Sifris; Legal Issues: “Defining seclusion and restraint: Legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives” – Cath Roper, Bernadette McSherry and Lisa Brophy; Medical Issues: “The dangers of dementia: Getting the balance right” – Ross Bicknell, Joseph Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Lecretia Seales and aid in dying in New Zealand” – Grant Gillett; Nursing Issues: “The role of observation and feedback in enhancing performance with medication administration” – Karen Davies, Charles Mitchell and Ian Coombes; Medical Law Reporter: “Myriad voices against gene patents in the High Court” – Lucas McCallum and Thomas Faunce; and Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Medical and scientific authorship: A conflict between discipline rules and the law” – Elizabeth Adeney; “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A consideration of sentencing and unreliable confessions” – Heather Douglas; “Cutting the cord: Can society over-invest in extremely premature and critically impaired neonates?” – Neera Bhatia; “Nazi medical experiments on Australian prisoners of war: Commentary on the testimony of an Australian soldier” – George M Weisz; “A problem of modernity: Dual burial plots, the right to inter, and the interrelationship between the two” – Lynden Griggs; and “Our Father who art in prison: Conviction and rehabilitation for Australian Catholic clergy who are child sexual offenders” – Mike O’Connor. There is also a Book Review of “Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making” – by Neera Bhatia.