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Felicity Iredale has been published in the Australian Health Law Bulletin

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RK Lawyer Felicity Iredale has had an article published in the Australian Health Law Bulletin titled 'Changes to advance care directives — Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic)'.

The law surrounding advance care directives and the associated obligations on health practitioners are set to change in Victoria in March 2018 with the introduction of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (the Act).

The new Act moves towards a scheme of patient-centred care, enabling a person to create legally binding advance care directives and appoint medical treatment decision-makers and support persons.

In preparation for the introduction of the Act, the Department of Health is working in conjunction with the Office of the Public Advocate as part of an implementation advisory group to develop a plan to prepare stakeholders for the introduction of the Act in March 2018.

Read the full article here.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Gorton AM on 03 9609 1505 or Felicity Iredale on 03 8602 7254. 

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