Midwifery and the Law Seminar

Why Attend

Potential risks manifest in all areas of health care, including obstetrics and within midwifery practice. Do you have informed knowledge about the modern legal and professional aspects of midwifery? Attend this seminar to gain a comprehensive update on the following topics. It includes:

  • Laws relating to midwifery, including documentation and duty of care
  • Prescribing, Medicare and professional indemnity insurance
  • Refusing treatment during pregnancy
  • The legal status of an unborn child
  • The rights of fathers and grandfathers
  • What it means to be regulated - meeting registration standards
  • How social media can be used safely
  • Appearing in the Coroners Court - your role in providing evidence

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Need for Program

Midwives are regulated health professionals who are required to practice in accordance with legislation and common law specific to midwifery and the broader healthcare context. They are accountable and responsible for their own actions within their practice. Knowing the underpinning legal and professional regulatory guides is essential for competent midwifery practice and the safety of women and babies in their care.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this seminar is to provide midwives with a forum to review and learn about contemporary professional and regulatory issues that affect their practice.

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on the laws relevant to the profession and practice of midwifery
  • Review current professional issues affecting midwives, including professional frameworks for competent practice
  • Explore concepts of negligence, liability and professional indemnity as they apply to midwives
  • Discuss the processes that occur when an untoward event takes place within a midwifery context



More Info...

August 17, 2020 at 8am - August 18, 2020
Mecure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 N Quay
Brisbane, QLD 4000
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