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Hynes Legal listed as a leading health and aged care law firm in Doyles Guide 201817 May

Hynes Legal’s aged care and retirement living team have reinforced their position as one of the leading practices, both nationally and in Queensland after featuring in Doyles Guide’s Leading Health and Aged Care Law Firm List.

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Hynes Legal appoints clinical consultant to aged care and retirement living team02 May

Hynes Legal is thrilled to announce that Anne Marie Cassaniti, a highly experienced Clinical Consultant, has joined our aged care and retirement living team.

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Mandatory flu vaccination for aged care staff – can providers implement a ‘no jab, no shift’ policy?26 Apr

Whilst it is recognized that most providers offer an annual vaccination program, the Federal Government has now mandated that all aged care operators offer the flu vaccination to their staff.

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Hynes Legal appoints senior commercial lawyer to grow aged care and retirement living team12 Apr

Hynes Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced commercial lawyer, Helen Kay, as an Associate Director.

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Action required - new labour hire licencing scheme impacts all aged care and community service providers11 Apr

From 18 April 2018 all labour hire providers will need a licence to operate in Queensland.

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Debt recovery, attorneys and impaired capacity06 Apr

Recovering debts in the aged care context can be complex, particularly where a resident has appointed an attorney or there are issues of capacity.

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Federal Court decision on “Asset Replacement Charge” 07 Mar

On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision concerning the validity of the “Asset Replacement Charge” which Regis Aged Care has been charging to residents.

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New licensing scheme impacts all aged care and community service providers15 Feb

New laws regarding using or providing labour hire services will shortly commence. These changes affect all aged care and community service providers.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into law11 Dec

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Two Amendments to the Queensland Retirement Villages Act now in force28 Nov

As we detailed in our article on 6 November 2017, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017, that significantly amends the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (RV Act), was passed in the Queensland Parliament on 25 October 2017. It was subsequently assented to and became law on 10 November 2017.

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