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Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine

4th Edition published by Allen and Unwin of 304 pages (illustrated on left).

The 4th Edition (2011) is an update on the 3rd Edition (2007) by:

- Rewrite of chapter 3 dealing with Restricted Acts and Protected Titles
- Discussion of new legislation and case law in regard to consumer law issues
- Inclusion of aspects of New Zealand law

Chapters

  1. Introduction
    1. What is Complementary Medicine?
    2. Regulation of Health Professionals
    3. Commandments of Professional Practice
  2. Ethics and Professional Misconduct
    1. The Basis of Ethics
    2. Codes of Ethics
    3. Typical Points Covered by Codes of Ethics
    4. Disciplinary Action
  3. Restricted Acts and Protected Titles
    1. National Health Practitioner Legislation
    2. Holding out as a health practitioner and medical practitioner
    3. Restricted Acts
    4. New Zealand Provisions
    5. NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners
  4. Negligence and Professional Responsibilities
    1. Complementary Medicine and Negligence
    2. General Principles of Negligence
    3. Providing Information to Clients
    4. Consent to Treatment
    5. Liability in Contract
    6. Health Rights Complaints Legislation
  5. Goods and Consumer Issues
    1. Therapeutic Goods Act
    2. Consumer Legislation
    3. Fair Trading Acts
    4. Liability for Faulty Products
  6. Modalities
    1. Chiropractic
    2. Osteopathy
    3. Therapeutic Massage
    4. Naturopathy
    5. Homeopathy
    6. Acupuncture
    7. Traditional Chinese Medicine
    8. Herbal Medicine
  7. Setting Up a Practice
    1. Business Names
    2. Trading Structures
    3. Leasing Premises
    4. Working from Home
    5. Buying a Practice
    6. Goods and Services Tax
    7. Employees
    8. Professional Indemnity Insurance
  8. The Legal Process
    1. Sources of Law in Australia
    2. Types of Law
    3. Court System
    4. Acting as Witness
    5. Expert Witnesses
    Epilogue
    Tables of Cases
    Tales of Legislation