5th Annual Aged Care and Retirement Village Law Symposium

Session ID: 186Q05
Date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Time: 09:00am - 01:15pm
Venue: Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Mezzanine Floor, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane

Face to face

Legal Knowledge: 2
Professional Skills: 2

State: QLD CPD:4
Standard Price $480.00
Early Bird Discount $395.00

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Session Content

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 9.00am to 1.15pm
Venue: Mercure Brisbane, North Quay Brisbane

Attend and earn 4 CPD units including:
2 units in Professional Skills
2 units in Legal Knowledge

These are times of rapid change for aged care providers, retirement villages and residents. From the continuing home care reforms rollout to important new legislation to in-depth legal analysis of the most important legal issues commonly arising today, this program covers it all with 6 practical, information-packed sessions streamlined into one efficiently revelatory morning.

Chair: Judd Last, Partner and Head of Retirement Living, Aged Care & Manufactured Home Estate Practice, ClarkeKann Lawyers

Home Care Reforms, New Legislation and What Aged Care Providers and Retirement Villages Need to Know

  • Home Care Reforms: the legal impact so far, the legal pitfalls that have arisen and the legal ramifications going forward
    • Where we're at and where things are headed: the rollout of the new legislative regime thus far
  • The legal implications of the Housing Amendments Bill
  • Legislative developments and other key issues impacting on retirement villages, aged care facilities and their residents

Presented by Arthur Koumoukelis, Partner, Dentons; Leading Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle's Guide 2017; Best Lawyers 2018, Health & Aged Care Law, Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

Key Retirement Village Contract Considerations: the Latest Issues

  • Standard contracts: when they work, when they're problematic
  • Comparison of operator requirements under current and amending legislation
  • Proprietary interests: how these impact operators and residents
  • Resident rights and obligations: key issues
  • Ingoing contributions and exit fees
    • Payments and debt recovery
    • Ending a residence based on financial issues

Presented by Taryn Hartley, Senior Associate, McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Employment Law Update and Issues for Aged Care Providers

  • The national code of conduct covering aged care workers: what you need to know
  • The Senate inquiry into the future of Australia's aged care sector workforce
  • Obligations for hiring, monitoring and disciplining employees for substandard conduct
  • Transferring employees
  • Outsourcing, contractor and vendor employee issues

Presented by Tim Longwill, Partner, McCullough Robertson; Leading Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle's Guide 2017; Best Lawyers 2018, Health & Aged Care Law and Labour and Employment Law

Professional Skills
Navigating Security of Tenure Requirements

  • Security of tenure and balancing health and safety risks
  • Compliance risks and practical tips
    • Asking residents to leave or implying they should
    • Terminating a resident agreement
    • Process requirements for asking a resident to leave
    • 'Suitable alternative accommodation'

Professional Skills
When it all Goes Wrong: Legal Risks During a Crisis

  • Planning for a crisis: policies, preparation and documentation
  • Identifying legal risks and practical steps to take immediately when a crisis occurs
  • What to document and effective documentation strategies
  • When and how to involve third parties and privacy concerns
  • Resident considerations: what information and documents residents may seek following an incident and the legal issues tied to that documentation
  • Provider considerations: managing reputational risk: privacy issues and the challenges of social media
  • Navigating internal and external investigations following an incident

Presented by Julie McStay, Director, Hynes Legal; Preeminent Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle's Guide 2017; Best Lawyers 2018, Health & Aged Care Law, Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

Professional Skills
THE MEDICAL PERSPECTIVES: Delirium and Acute Loss of Capacity: The Medicolegal Challenges
Gain insights into the medical issues impacting the elderly, retirement villages and aged care facilities and the legal challenges that are presented with delirium and temporarily diminished capacity.

Presented by Dr Anthony French FRACP, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, Queensland Geriatric Medicine Group


Chair:Judd Last

Arthur Koumoukelis

Arthur Koumoukelis heads Dentons aged care and retirement village practice group. He has advised the sector since 1995, and has been consistently awarded Best Lawyer since 2011. He advises on all aspects of operations and development, appeared in all major courts and advised on the most landmark developments including Mark Moran Vaucluse, Watermark at Harbord and developed financial products for La Trobe. He has advised in Malaysia and Singapore in relation to developing facilities in those jurisdictions.

Taryn Hartley

Taryn Hartley is a Senior Associate at McInnes Wilson Lawyers' Brisbane office. Taryn practises in the firm's Revenue, Structuring and Advisory Team and advises clients on a range of matters including business sale and purchase transactions, direct and indirect tax, debt and equity instruments, capital raising and M&A and a wide range of other commercial matters.

Tim Longwill

Tim Longwill is a senior industrial relations practitioner having specialised in the area for twenty years. Tim has a comprehensive practice in the investigation, resolution and litigation of workplace issues including industrial and management misconduct claims in schools and tertiary institutions. His work focuses on proactive education systems and early intervention management strategies in dealing with disciplinary processes and workplace injuries. His advice work also includes: providing strategies for employers to deal with negotiating and implementing enterprise agreements, and providing broad strategic advice identifying and mapping employers' industry planning to anticipate industrial problems. Tim is also heavily involved in acting for church and charitable education providers as well as providing industrial advice to the Queensland Government. Tim is a guest lecturer at the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology.

Julie McStay

Julie McStay has been practising as a lawyer since 1993. She has practiced almost exclusively in the area of aged care and retirement villagessince 2005 Julie is recognised as a specialist in these industries and advises alarge range of aged care providers and retirement living operators,including publically listed groups, private groups and not for profits.Julie has an intimate understanding of the legal issues critical to the aged care and retirement living sectors. Julie was recently selected by her peers for inclusion, for the sixthconsecutive year, in the 'Best Lawyers International list' as a leading lawyer in Australia in 'Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law'.This year she was also selected by her peers for inclusion, in the 'Best Lawyers International list' as a leading lawyer in Australia in 'Health and Aged Care Law'.Julie has advised operators on acquisitions and sales, majorincident management, coronial matters and all regulatory issues. Julie has advised leading industry bodies on regulatory matters relevant to both aged care and retirement living and works closely and collaboratively with key industry stakeholders.

Anthony French FRACP

Dr Anthony French is a locally trained Consultant Physician and Geriatrician practicing mostly in the private sector in metropolitan Brisbane as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. Dr French's special interests in Geriatric Medicine include rehabilitation of the older person, healthy ageing, medical management of the older orthopaedic patient, also known as orthogeriatics, and inpatient management of acutely unwell older persons. He is the founder of the Queensland Geriatric Medicine Group and is an active provider of medical training, specialist physician training, education of allied health, nursing, general practitioners and speaker to other groups such as pharmacists and the legal profession. Dr French has also travelled to Europe and the USA as an invited speaker at medical and pharmacy conferences. Dr French practices across three private hospitals in Brisbane and his practice group includes other Geriatricians with varied areas of special interest including community geriatrics, telemedicine and dementia toward QGMG offering a comprehensive assessment of all older person, a one stop shop. His ultimate goal is to increase access to practising private medicine for geriatricians in the public sector toward increasing access to Geriatric Medicine as a clearly under-serviced speciality for older persons in Queensland.

Venue Details

Mercure Hotel Brisbane

Mezzanine Floor, 85-87 North Quay
Brisbane 4003

Ph: 732372300


The Mercure Hotel has a riverside location in the heart of the

CBD. For public transportation users, the Roma Street Train Station

and King George Square Bus Station are both located an easy 10 minute

walk away.

Secure Parking at Mercure Hotel offers a discounted daily rate from $36 by

validating tickets at Mercure Reception prior to departure. Alternatively,

you may book in advance via Secure-A-Spot website

to secure cheaper daily

rates as little as $19.00.

There are further public car parks located on either Tank or

Herschel Streets. Standard public rates apply.

Parking is not included in the registration fee and prices are subject to


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