Angela Pale

With a high level of practical experience and understanding having worked for Government regulatory authorities and almost a decade of exclusively practising as a health lawyer, Angela’s expertise focuses on assisting and defending complex professional conduct, and administrative law matters concerning all health regulatory bodies in Australia. Angela’s thriving practice consists of frequent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Professional Standards Committee hearings; Department of Health and Aged Care (Medicare) and Professional Service Review (PSR) hearings and investigations; Health Care Complaint Commission (HCCC) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) matters; Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) and professional Council hearings and investigations; Coronial Inquests and Investigations; advising and appearing for practitioners in criminal proceedings; and assisting health practitioners with clinical governance inquiries and complaints.

Angela advises clients in relation to Hospital based investigations including allegations with respect to bullying and harassment, employment disputes and systemic issues. Angela also acts for several medical defence organisations and insurers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and health care facilities.

As Vice President of the Pacific Legal Association of NSW and a Committee Member on the NSW Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Angela also champions diversity and Pro-Bono initiatives, reflecting her commitment to both professional excellence in Health Law and community service.

Experience

Angela’s experience includes advising:

  • health professionals on Health Care Complaints Commission investigations, and before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Professional Standards Committee hearings;
  • health professionals by appearing for practitioners before the Department of Health and Aged Care (Medicare) and Professional Service Review (PSR) hearings;
  • health professionals by appearing for practitioners at hearings before the Medical Council of NSW and the Dental Council of NSW and other statutory bodies;
  • for practitioners in criminal proceedings;
  • healthcare facilities in relation to compliance with AHPRA and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) guidelines, AI, telehealth and digital health, clinical records and privacy, policies, and related issues; and
  • both Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Cosmetic practitioners and organisations with advice on AHPRA and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) guidelines, advertising compliance, privacy, policies, and related issues.

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