AUSTRALIA'S National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has taken a step closer to reality with Prime Minister Julia Gillard this morning introducing legislation to establish a framework for the initiative and set up an agency to operate the first stage of the program.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced funding will be set aside in this year's budget to launch a national disability insurance scheme.
THE federal government has welcomed opposition leader Tony Abbott’s offer of bipartisan support for developing a national disability insurance scheme.
THE federal government has welcomed Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's offer of bipartisan support for developing a national disability insurance scheme.
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MOVES to establish a national no-fault insurance scheme to cover the long-term care needs of disabled Australians are gaining momentum, with the RACGP now adding its support to the proposal. In its 2010-11 federal health Budget submission, the college called on the Government to introduce a scheme that would fund care and support services for people with long-term disabilities, as well as for their carers and their families. RACGP president Dr Chris Mitchell said GPs were frustrated by the amount of paperwork required by the legal system to explore adequate compensation and support for victims of accidents ...
MANY Australians would choose to forego genetic testing for fear the results could have a negative impact on their insurance status. In a small Australian study, individuals who were informed of the implications on insurance policies were twice as likely to decline genetic testing for colorectal cancer compared to those who were not informed. In Australia, applicants for life, trauma, disability or sickness and accident insurance have a statutory duty to disclose genetic test results and family history of disease, the authors said. “Provided an insurer follows sound actuarial practices and does not violate anti-discrimination laws, ...
NURSES in general practice should insist on viewing their practice’s insurance policy and familiarise themselves with the statement relating to their scope of practice to ensure they are working within it, a legal expert advises. Dr Paul Nisselle, general manager of clinical risk management at medical indemnity company Avant, said nurses needed to ensure they agreed to and understood their scope of practice and that it was included as a document as part of the practice’s vicarious insurance. Nurses then needed to make certain they did not step outside their scope of practice to protect themselves, the ...