STAMA - Health Law and Medical Records

Dear STAMAsters,

For those interested in health law and medical records a number of sources
have come forward recently that may be of interest.  Both deal with the
area in an Australian context but the fundamental issues are of global


The Law Report on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National
has run a two part series over the last two weeks (27 July and 3 August)
called "Health Law".  The transcript of the first part can be found at:


The second part, which deals more directly with issues of medical records
will follow shortly.


In the Australian Society of Archivists journal "Archives and Manuscripts"
Vol. 26 Number 2, November 1998, there is a useful article by Ian
Freckelton, "Records and reliable evidence: medico-legal litigation" pp.

Regards .... Gavan

*   Gavan McCarthy - Director 
*   Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
*   The University of Melbourne 
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