This chapter focuses on two crucial topics: life and death, everything from the obligations owed to patients by health practitioners while they are alive and that practitioner’s reporting duties once a patient dies – to what rights a child has over its body and what rights the elderly have upon entering aged care accommodation.

Of course, when it comes to the law, death isn’t the end, so we’ve also included in this section the legalities around what will happen to your assets when you die – and how to ensure they are disposed of in the exact manner you wish.

Explore sections

Health and the law
Legal issues affecting older people