Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health is the major public health service for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. The Legal Services, Compliance and Risk Department at Peninsula Health is comprised of the following teams Legal Services; Compliance and Risk; and the Privacy and Information Release Unit. The Legal Services team consists of three lawyers, a law clerk, a MedicoLegal officer and two paralegal/administrative assistants. Legal Services provides Peninsula Health with expert legal advice, ensuring Peninsula Health’s strategic goals, objections and business operations conform and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements. Legal practice areas include:

·       Health law advice;

·       Medico-legal advice and dispute resolution;

·       Coroners Court advice and representation;

·       Guardianship and Administration advice and representation;

·       Employment law advice and dispute resolution;

·       Commercial and contract advice and transactions;

·       Property advice;

·       Intellectual property, including trademarks;

·       Regulatory advice and management of AHPRA matters;

·       Occupational Health and Safety advice; and

·       Privacy, Confidentiality and Release of Information.