Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector: Patient Discharge from Healthcare Facilities

Hospital discharge can be a high risk, time-dependent point in the patient journey. Join our legal and medical subject matter experts as they explore the issues and focus on real life incidences and cases to highlight the risks and approach of the Court.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $213.50

Professor Tina Cockburn, Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Business and Law, Queensland University of Technology

12.00pm to 1.00pm Risk in Patient Discharge


  • Duty of care of healthcare facilities
  • Legislative and common law framework
  • Case examples:
    • Emergency department
    • Psychiatric unit
    • Medical ward

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Attend and earn 2 CPD units including
1 unit in Substantive Law
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Professional Skills
1.00pm to 2.00pm Meeting Standards of Care in Hospital Discharge


  • Discharge from mental health care settings
  • Discharge following surgery
  • Impacts of sedation on safe discharge

Presented by Dr Mark Suss, Specialist Anaesthetist, Director and Treasurer, Australian Society of Anaesthetists


Professor Tina Cockburn TEP, Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Professor Tina Cockburn TEP, is a Professor of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR), co-lead of the ACHLR Planning for Healthy Ageing program, sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and member of the Queensland Law Society Health and Disability Law Committee. Prior to joining QUT she was employed as a solicitor with Feez Ruthning (now Allens). Tina’s health law research focuses on access to justice by vulnerable members of society in three broad contexts: patient safety law; elder and disability law; and the institutional abuse of children. In the area of patient safety law, Tina’s research focuses on medico-legal issues, health decision making, communication of information to patients (including patient consent and post treatment open disclosure), regulation of healthcare and healthcare providers, medical litigation, compensation and redress arising out of adverse medical outcomes. In the area of elder and disability law, Tina’s research focuses on estate planning, succession law, trusts, decision making, elder abuse and adult safeguarding. In the area of the institutional abuse of children, her research focuses on compensation and redress for child sexual abuse. She has over 170 publications, including peer reviewed articles in quality national and international journals and high impact professional journals, four co-authored books and an edited book. Her research has been supported by national and international competitive grants, including the Economic & Social Research Council (UK) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), industry funding and not for profits. She is regularly invited to deliver lectures and continuing professional education programs for the legal and medical professions.

This seminar is part of a series

Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector

Through May and June, these 6 webinars cover a broad range of issues designed to keep you up to date with the hottest medico-legal issues, regulatory and commercial developments you, as a senior health decision maker or legal advisor need to understand. Choose to register for all 6 or just the ones that most interest you. The webinars will cover women’s health issues, risk in patient discharge and the problems with delayed diagnosis to regulatory updates, AI in healthcare and understanding defamation.


Attend the full series and earn 9 CPD units including
6.5 units in Substantive Law
2.5 units in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


Very informative and engaging. Thank you.
A thorough coverage of the area of disputes pertaining to medical practitioners.


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Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector: Patient Discharge from Healthcare Facilities


Single Session
Tuesday, 21 May 2024
12.00pm to 2.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 2
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $213.50
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