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Australian Professional Practice Bodies and the Tort of Negligent Investigation

Shirlow, Esme; Faunce, Thomas


The New South Wales Supreme Court has examined the statutory and common law duties of the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission and the New South Wales Medical Board in the recent case of Attorney General (NSW) v Bar-Mordecai [2008] NSWSC 774. The judgment establishes that a professional practice body investigating the alleged misconduct of a doctor will rarely be liable under Australian statutory or common law duties to compensate that doctor for harm arising as a result of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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