by Georgie Haysom


James talks to Georgie Haysom, the Head of Advocacy at Avant Mutual, about mandatory reporting, including what it is and how mandatory reporting works in practice.


Georgie Haysom (BSC, LLB (Hons), LLM (Bioethics) is the Head of Advocacy at Avant, Australia’s largest medical defence organisation.  In this role, Georgie works to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for members and the healthcare system as a whole.

She has worked in health law for nearly 25 years, assisting and advising doctors on a wide range of medicolegal issues, including several years representing doctors in medical negligence litigation.

She has a long-standing interest in the interaction between law, medicine and ethics, and the way in which the law impacts on medical practice.

Georgie has a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology), Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws specialising in bioethics from McGill University.


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Useful Resource

Guidelines for mandatory notifications

Mandatory reporting: a history of delays and disappointments by Georgie Haysom (MJA InSight)