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Health law

In the health sector, reliable legal advice is often required urgently. Our on-call health law specialists deliver practical advice, tailored to your unique requirements.

We understand the market within which our health sector clients operate, and in particular the constraints placed on public sector agencies.

Kensington Swan offers strategic advice and innovative legal solutions in situations involving health and medical law to ensure the best result for our clients.
With a strong presence in New Zealand’s health sector and many years’ experience, our team are respected as experts. We can advise on a range of health law issues, including:

  • legislative compliance and consultation
  • complaints and dispute resolution
  • disciplinary proceedings.
 

Recent experience


Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

We regularly advise on complaints and disciplinary procedures and the prosecution of complaints before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Our advice covers compliance with the relevant legislation, and the legal processes involved in complaints and prosecutions. We help the Council to effectively balance its public safety responsibilities with its obligation to the profession to maintain professional standards.


Central Emergency Communications Ltd

Kensington Swan provides ongoing advice and representation at all stages of a coronial investigation. We assist with the client’s internal investigation, the coroner’s investigation, evidence preparation, and appear at the inquests to represent the client’s interests. Our advice allows the client to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the coronial process, while ensuring their reputation and integrity is protected.


Dental Council of New Zealand

After complaints were brought against a dentist, we acted for the Council in several judicial reviews and appeals under the transitional provisions of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. With our assistance the Council was able to resolve complex and lengthy proceedings brought by the dentist.


District Health Boards (DHBs)

We provide in-depth and tailored seminars to DHBs on managing the Official Information Act, Privacy Act, Health Information Privacy Code, and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. We also assist DHBs to minimise risk by ensuring they manage information and handle information requests in ways that comply with legislation.


 

Related legal services

Information law and privacy
Employment law and labour relations
Debt collection
 

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