The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Procedural Fairness and the Coroner” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and the Australian My Health Record Scheme – A Comparative Study of Consent to Data Processing Provisions” – Danuta Mendelson; Medical Issues: “Geriatric Forensic Medicine – A Specialty that can no Longer Wait to be Realised” – David Ranson and Joseph Ibrahim; Bioethical Issues: “‘A Steadying Hand’: Ascribing Speech Acts to Users of Predictive Speech Assistive Technologies” – Stephen Rainey; and Medical Law Reporter: “Australia’s First Official Illicit Pill Testing at Canberra’s Groovin’ the Moo Music Festival: Legal Hurdles and Future Prospects” – Sarah Byrne, Angela Gock, Anne Cowling and Thomas Faunce. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Moritz Meyer and the Medical Board: Preventing Refugee Doctors from Practising Medicine in Victoria, Australia, 1937–1958” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Does Disciplinary Law Protect Us from False and Misleading Health Advertising?” – Jordan Sacco; “National Competition Policy and Australia’s Health Care System: A Look at the Policy Landscape with New Eyes” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Dental Health Workforce Regulation – How Amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act May Shape the Future of the Dental Profession” – Gillian Jean, Alexander Holden and Marc Tennant; “In Sickness and in Prison: The Case for Removing the Medicare Exclusion for Australian Prisoners” – Craig Cumming, Stuart A Kinner, David B Preen and Ann-Claire Larsen; “‘Mental Disorder’ and Sentencing: Resolving the Definitional Problem” – Jamie Walvisch; “Biologics and Public Health: Prospects and Challenges” – Olasupo Owoeye and Oluwabusayo Owoeye; “The Privacy-Related Challenges Facing Medical Research in an Era of Big Data Analytics: A Critical Analysis of Australian Legal and Regulatory Frameworks” – Moira Paterson and Normann Witzleb; “Australian Public Attitudes on Gene Editing of the Human Embryo” – Tamara Treleaven and Bernard E Tuch; “Regulating RNA Research and CRISPR Gene Drives to Combat Biosecurity Threats” – Thomas Faunce, Andrew Ray, Christie Gardiner, Thomas Preiss and Gaetan Burgio; “Providing Palliative Care at the End of Life: Should Health Professionals Fear Regulation?” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Donella Piper, Patsy Yates, Geoffrey Mitchell and David Currow; “The Role of the Medical Profession in Victorian Assisted Dying Law Reform” – Jodhi Rutherford; and “Sexual Assault Examination of the Unconscious Patient: A Legal, Ethical and Professional Grey-area for the Forensic Physician” – Justine E Rogers, Morris S Odell and Jason R Schreiber. There is also a review of the book “Diamonds and Stones in an Era of Gold” by Brian Collopy – 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.