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Lecture Overview

MDMA, ketamine, ecstasy - all are commonly used party drugs that are illegal to possess, supply or manufacture. This is a must-watch for all healthcare professionals on the legal responsibilities you have in mandatory reporting, providing care when under the influence of drugs, and more.


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Pierre Baume

Pierre Baume is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practises in the areas of health law, family law, and commercial law. He has also worked as a senior academic in several universities across Australia. Until 2012, he was a senior academic at Monash University where he taught mental health, law, and ethics. Pierre is a Director of the St Kilda Legal Service and past vice chair of the Mental Health Legal Centre. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Pierre spent 25 years in the health industry, both as clinician and administrator. He is the founding director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Griffith University. He has published and presented over 100 papers nationally and internationally. See Educator Profile


35 Total Rating(s)
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Jenny Penny
14 Jan 2020

Presenter is humorous and engaging.

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Elle Brown
24 Jul 2019

Interesting and engaging resource.

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Ruth Curtis
30 May 2019

Good resource

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Elvera Brown
28 May 2019

This was an excellent comprehensive lecture on the area of drug use and mandatory reporting requirements for HCPs registered with AHPRA.

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Elisha Clarke-Rowlands
27 May 2019

Interesting information that has increased my knowledge on mandatory reporting

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Veronika Morrison
27 May 2019

Excellent legal resource of our ethical and legal requirements.

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Deborah Sims
15 May 2019

A very informative and clear update on the legal responsibilities of mandatory reporting for all health professionals.

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Shijo Mathew
05 May 2019


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Matthew Goddard
02 May 2019

This online module was very informative about my legal obligations when it comes to mandatory reporting requirements.

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Guy Ledlie Eadie
30 Apr 2019

A good resource for all health workers about their legal responsibilities. Not clear about responsibilities relating to workers in the community who may not be registered with APRA