June 13, 2019 all-day
Mercure Brisbane
85-87 N Quay
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Legalwise Seminars

Aged Care and Retirement Villages: Legal Insights
Thursday, 13 June 2019
2.00pm to 5.15pm
Mercure Brisbane, Ground Level, North Quay Brisbane

2019 is a significant year for the retirement village and aged care sectors. The Royal Commission is shaking up the industry, elder abuse and tax law are changing, and there are important shifts in integration and funding issues. Then you have the many risks in estate planning, capacity, technology and more. With so much unrest in the sector it’s now more crucial than ever to stay up to date with the latest developments. Equip yourself with the information and strategies necessary to handle any issues that arise either for your organisation or your clients.

Chair: Ivan Orola, Special Counsel, HopgoodGanim Lawyers

2.00pm to 2.35pm
Royal Commission Update
• Background and update of the Commission hearing
• Issues and themes identified
• Impact of recently announced Royal Commission into the disability services sector
• Potential outcomes and recommendations
Presented by Tim Longwill, Partner, McCullough Robertson; Leading Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018; Recommended Employment Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2019

2.35pm to 3.15pm
Convergence and Seniors Living: Time to Stop Talking Silos
• Government and legislative responses to the emerging issue of integration
• What are the barriers between the legislative frameworks
• The role and powers of resident’s decision makers
• Integration: home care/retirement villages/residential aged care
• Emerging models and financial tools
Presented by Arthur Koumoukelis, Partner, Thomson Geer; Recommended Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

3.15pm to 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm to 4.10pm
Wills and Estates: Capacity, Undue Influence and Technology
• Medical and legal cross-roads: psychometric testing of cognition and developments in the euthanasia and human rights debate
• Dealing with capacity issues: the role of technology
• Aspects of everyday capacity: relationships; driving; life-style issues
Presented by Margaret Arthur, Partner, CRH Law; Recommended Wills & Estates Litigation and Estates Litigation Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

4.10pm to 4.45pm
Care Services and GST: What Services and Accommodation can be GST Free vs GST Taxable vs Input Taxed?
• Increasing demand for care services (which the Royal Commission may accelerate)
• GST basics: services and accommodation in aged care versus retirement living
• Serviced apartments: requirements for services and accommodation to be GST free
• The GST free requirements for other care services
• When are meals and other services GST free?
• How to structure contracts to qualify for GST free treatment
Presented by Mark West, Principal, West Garbutt; Leading Tax and Recommended Health & Aged Care Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

4.45pm to 5.15pm
Elder Abuse: What Tools are at Your Disposal?
Explore techniques for dealing with actual or suspected elder abuse from both an individual and institutional perspective.
Presented by Karen Gaston, Partner, Thynne & Macartney; Leading Wills & Estates Litigation and Recommended Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

Attend and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law

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