Mental Health Law Issues
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.
This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19, Negligence and Occupational Health and Safety: Ethical and Legal Issues for Hospitals and Health Centres” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Lake Alice Hospital Child and Adolescent Unit: Accountability – The Response to Date” – Rosemary L Thomson; “Vaginal Dialogues: The Trials and Tribulations of Mesh in the Repair of Prolapse” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “Consideration of a Legislative Framework to Support the Diagnostic Odyssey Commonly Encountered in the Instance of Rare Disease” – Marisa Taliangis and Gareth Baynam; “Children of the Dead: Posthumous Conception, Critical Interests and Consent” – Neil Maddox; “Medical Practitioners Who Deny Young Women Sterilisation Surgery “Because They Will Regret It Later”: Patient-centred Practice or Discrimination?” – Joshua Taylor; “Breaches of New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights: Human Rights Review Tribunal Decisions” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois Surgenor and Marta Rychert; “Dancing away from Reform: The Inquest into the Death of Six Patrons of NSW Music Festivals” – Sebastian De Brennan; “Involuntary Sterilisation, Eugenics, and Physician-assisted Dying: Lessons for New Zealand” – Gail Bingham; “Embryonic Regulation and Research: What Is the Status of Human Germline Genome Editing in Australia?” – Rose Burbery; and “Australia after Cresswell and Chapman: A Legal and Regulatory Paradox, or an Opportunity for Uniformity?” – Christopher D Mills.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Law, Global Health, and Sustainable Development: The Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health” – Belinda Bennett; Legal Issues: “Changing to Deemed Consent for Deceased Organ Donation in the United Kingdom: Should Australia and New Zealand Follow?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Surgical Experimentation by John Marion Sims in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “The Voluntary Assisted Dying Law in Victoria – A Good First Step but Many Problems Remain” – Hugh Platt; Complementary Health Issues: “Prohibition Orders and the Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Technology and Health Law: “Health Care, Technology and Innovation: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” – Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Preventing Harm to Others as a Criterion for Compulsory Treatment: An Overview of Criticisms and Current Research” – Bernadette McSherry; Health Law Reporter: “Unconventional Practice, “Innovative” Interventions and the National Law” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Catherine Waldby, Wendy Lipworth, Megan Munsie, Tamra Lysaght, Christopher Rudge, Narcyz Ghinea, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Neilsen, Jenny Kaldor and Dianne Nicol; Obituary: Kerry Anne Petersen: 22 December 1945–6 March 2020; Maurice Wallin (1944–2020); and Book Review: “Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand”.