Health Policy

The Australian health sector faces significant challenges with rising health care costs, ageing population, pressure on health service and shortages of health workforce.

MinterEllison specialises in advising on the implementation of health-related reforms. This involves early engagement with the responsible policy branch and internal legal department, applying a team-based approach to identify and quantify legal risks, and developing options to address those risks from a legal perspective and implementing legal mechanisms to address the risks through preferred options. This in turn might involve developing new legal structures, procurement arrangements, funding programs or assisting with the development or amendment of legislation.

Strategic advice of this nature typically involves a range of legal skills, which we harness though our international office network, encompassing corporate, commercial, taxation, human resources, medical malpractice, intellectual property and information technology expertise.

Personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR)- legislative compliance

Advised the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) in relation to the privacy impact assessment for the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system and a legislative compliance assessment for the PCEHR System.