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Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Bill 2009
The purpose of the Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Bill 2009 (the “Bill”) is to ensure the Criminal Code provides an excuse from criminal responsibility, in appropriate circumstances, to a person who provides medical or surgical treatment for a patient’s benefit or who provides surgical or medical treatment affecting an unborn child for the preservation of the mother’s life or for the

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) makes legislative amendments to a range of health portfolio Acts to support the implementation of policy initiatives to protect and improve the health of Queenslanders, and to improve the operation of the Acts. The Bill amends: the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 to facilitate general practitioners having access to the Queensland

Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016
The purpose of the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 is to provide a regulatory framework to facilitate treatment with medicinal cannabis, while also preventing unauthorised use of such products. The Bill provides two pathways for a patient to receive treatment with medicinal cannabis: Under the single-patient prescriber pathway, a medical practitioner who believes their patient may be

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions (the National Scheme) was implemented through the adoption of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law) by all states and territories in 2009 and 2010. The National Law regulates the following 14 health professions: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, de

Appointment of Director Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 (‘the Act’) for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science, the Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR; more commonly known as the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute) is responsible for the control and management of research work into any branch or branche

Action on Ice - Queensland Government plan to address use and harms caused by crystal methamphetamine
Crystal methamphetamine (ice) has a significant adverse impact across many Queensland communities. The increasing prevalence of ice use, disproportionate levels of harm it can cause, and the involvement of organised crime in the production, supply and distribution of ice all mean that a coordinated government response is needed to tackle this growing problem. A draft Action on ice plan formed the

Appointment of members to panels of assessors
In accordance with the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, panels of assessors contribute to upholding professional standards by providing expert advice in response to questions of fact from judicial members who constitute the independent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which, if substantiated, may result in the cancellation or suspension of

Appointments to nursing and midwifery panels of assessors
In accordance with the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, panels of assessors contribute to upholding professional standards by providing expert advice in response to questions of fact from judicial members who constitute the independent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which, if substantiated, may result in the cancellation or suspension of

Appointments to Workers' Compensation speciality medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under Chapter 11 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent and non-adversarial system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals comprise the: General Medical Assessment Tribunal (GMAT) – The GMAT assesses injuries covered by the specialties of gas

Appointments to Council of Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), trading as the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, is established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 (the Act) for the purposes of research into any branch or branches of medical science. QIMR is controlled and governed by a Council. The Council’s functions are to: (a) control and manage the QIMR; (

Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019 and Therapeutic Goods Bill 2019
The Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019 and Therapeutic Goods Bill 2019 aim to repeal the current outdated medicines, poisons and therapeutic goods framework and replace it with a new regulatory framework. The Health Act 1937, Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996, Health Regulation 1996, Pest Management Act 2001 and Pest Management Regulation 2003 are difficult to apply in practice, outdated and

Appointment Deputy Director Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), trading as the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, is established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science. Section 10(2) of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 provides for the Governor in Council to appoint a Depu

Appointment Director Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), trading as the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, is established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 (the Act) for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science. QIMR is governed by the Council of the QIMR (the Council), which consists of at least seven but no more than 11 mem