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ACLM Newsletter Vol 10, Number 1, March 2016

ACLM Newsletter Vol 10, Number 1, March 2016

Mar 3, 2016 | Newsletters

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Elite Sport in Australia – Providing Ethical Challenges to Medical Professionalism – Dr Laurie Warfe

Elite Sport in Australia – Providing Ethical Challenges to Medical Professionalism – Dr Laurie Warfe

Mar 3, 2016 | Analysis & Research

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Medico-Legal Problem 1: CPR

Medico-Legal Problem 1: CPR

Feb 1, 2016 | Medico-Legal Problems

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2015 ASM Presentation – Roy Beran, Neurologist, NSW

Oct 16, 2015 | ASM Presentations

Sleep and the Law

Abstract

Considering sleep and law, only somnambulism, REM Behaviour Disorder (RBD) and sleepiness with/without sleep apnoea (OSA) will be discussed.

Somnambulism involves purposeful behaviour during slow wave sleep, possibly causing criminal behaviour. Parks, drove > 20 km, attached his in-laws, killing one and injuring the other, then drove to police and was exonerated. RBC involves acting out violent dreams with potential criminal behaviour. Sleepiness and OSA, while driving, may establish ‘mens rea’ if the driver continues, knowing (s)he is excessively tired, risking sleep. While the High Court overturned Jiminez, non-compliance with OSA treatment or driving excessively tired suggests ‘mens rea’.

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2015 ASM Presentation – Margaret Stark, Forensic Physician, UK

Oct 16, 2015 | ASM Presentations

Drug Driving in the UK

Abstract

The UK have recently, March 2nd 2015, introduced limits for drig driving with a statutory ‘medical defence’. Drugwipes have been introduced for use at the roadside for cocaine and cannabis. Following a positive test the individual is taken to the police station for a confirmatory blood sample. All practitioners will have a duty to warn patients of the side effects of commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and opiates, among other potentially impairing drugs, in relation to driving. The offence of impairment will remain. So there will be a need for appropriately qualified experts (forensic physicians/scientists) to interpret the findings in cases where levels fall outside therapeutic range and tolerance has developed.

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