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Legal issues: Disciplinary proceedings for inappropriate prescription of opioid medications by medical practitioners in Australia (2010-2014)

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2014, 00:00 authored by Danuta MendelsonDanuta Mendelson
An analysis of 32 cases reported between July 2010 and September 2014 by
professional disciplinary tribunals in New South Wales and Victoria against
medical practitioners found guilty of inappropriately prescribing Sch 8 medications
(mainly opioids) and Sch 4 drugs (mainly benzodiazepines) demonstrated, among others, a lengthy delay between the occurrence of the miscreant conduct and the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings. The study also raised questions about the appropriateness of utilising common criminal law theories of punishment and deterrence by non-judicial tribunals.

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Journal

Journal of Law and Medicine

Volume

22

Pagination

255 - 279

Publisher

Lawbook Co

Location

NSW, Australia

ISSN

1320-159X

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Lawbook Co

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