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Michael Weir

BA, LLB(Hons) UQ, LLM (Bond) Associate Professor School of Law, Bond University, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Author “Complementary Medicine - Ethics and Law” & “Alternative Medicine A New Regulatory Model”

Michael has broad professional experience as a solicitor in private legal practice in commercial and property law.

Michael has a research interest in complementary and alternative medicine and law and ethics. This interest is reflected in the student textbook Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine (Allen and Unwin 2011). Michael is currently Associate Dean (Research) of the Law Faculty.

Michael's Seminar Presentations

  • Important Considerations for practitioners under the New South Wales Code of Conduct
  • Consumer and Legal Issues for Natural Therapists

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Michael Weir's Books

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture
NEW Edition: Law & Ethics in Complementary Medicine by Michael Weir

Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine

A handbook for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand 4th edition

Established as the most widely used reference in the field, Law and Ethics in Complementary Medicine is a comprehensive handbook for professionals, students and researchers.

Covering a wide range of complementary modalities, it deals with legal and ethical issues in clinical relationships and provides practical guidelines for setting up and running a professional practice. Michael Weir systematically outlines the various aspects of the law which impact on clinical practice, including legal obligations to clients, consumer legislation and complaints processes, and professional boundaries. He explains how to navigate professional indemnity insurance, and the steps you need to take in setting up a professional practice from establishing a business name to dealing with employees. He also outlines the role of codes of ethics, and explores how to deal with tricky ethical issues in daily practice.

This fourth edition is fully updated and addresses recent changes in regulation and case law, including the introduction of national boards to cover each registered health profession in Australia. For the first t ime it also covers aspects of regulation of complementary medicine modalities in New Zealand.

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Issue: 31 No.1 | March 2016

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