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”.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “Bolam Buried, Belatedly?” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Judicial Review of Medical Panel Decisions” – Carol Newlands; Medical Issues: “Alcohol Consumption and Impairment of Surgeons: A Case for Total Abstinence?” – Mike O’Connor; Medical Law Reporter: “The Essendon Football Club Supplements Saga: Exploring Natural Justice for Team Sanctions within Anti-Doping Regulations” – Madeleine Farrar and Thomas Faunce; and a Letter to the Editor. Also in this Part are the following articles: “Vexatious, Misconceived and Avoidable Reports by Peers to Medical Regulators: A Qualitative Study of Health Practitioners in Australia” – Laura A Thomas and Marie M Bismark; “Practitioner Health Issues Featuring Before New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Cases 2003-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey and Michael Ip; “Monitoring a ‘Menace’: Peer Review and the Regulation of Substance-Addicted Doctors, 1933-1948” – Gabrielle Wolf; “Lights and Sirens: How Coronial Inquests Can Highlight Challenges in Paramedic Regulation” – Dominique Moritz; “Expert Witness Immunity in Australia after Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers: A Smaller and Less Predictable Shield?” – Tina Cockburn and Bill Madden; “The Right to Health: Implications for the Funding of Medicines in Australia” – Claudia Harper, Narcyz Ghinea and Wendy Lipworth; “Asynchronous Medicines Legislation for Non-Medical Prescribing” – Denise L Hope and Michelle A King; “Paying for Risky Decisions: Civil Liability of Non-Vaccinators” – Nikki Bromberger; “Criteria for Decision-Making Capacity: Between Understanding and Evidencing a Choice” – Lisa Eckstein and Scott YH Kim; “A Positive Duty to Rescue and Medical Practitioners: A Review of the Current Position in Australia and a Comparison with International Models” – Jayr Teng; “The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study” – Andra le Roux-Kemp; and “Development, Access to Medicines and the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa” – Olasupo Owoeye and Jumoke Oduwole. There is also a review of the book “The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy” by Elizabeth Weeks – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.