Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002

  • revoked
  • Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002: revoked, on 12 May 2011 (after expiring on 30 October 2007), by clause 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99).

Reprint
as at 12 May 2011

Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002

(SR 2002/359)

  • Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002: revoked, on 12 May 2011 (after expiring on 30 October 2007), by clause 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 68(1) of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995, the Minister of Health gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Declaration of quality assurance activity
  • The quality assurance activity called the Orthopaedic Services Limited Quality Assurance Activity and described in the Schedule is a quality assurance activity to which Part 6 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies.


Schedule
Description of Orthopaedic Services Limited Quality Assurance Activity

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1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule, activity means the Orthopaedic Services Limited Quality Assurance Activity.

2 Sponsor
  • The activity is carried out under the auspices of Orthopaedic Services Limited.

3 Method
  • (1) The activity is based on information derived from—

    • (a) orthopaedic surgeons who—

      • (i) practise in either or both of the regions of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato; and

      • (ii) are shareholders of, or are contracted to, Orthopaedic Services Limited; and

    • (b) orthopaedic surgeons who from time to time provide health services in the place of the orthopaedic surgeons referred to in paragraph (a).

    (2) The activity involves—

    • (a) the holding of 6 surgical audit and peer review meetings each year, for which each surgeon engaged in the activity provides the following information:

      • (i) the total number of the surgeon's operations performed since the last peer review meeting; and

      • (ii) the number of complications arising from those operations; and

      • (iii) patient notes and x-rays in respect of those complications; and

    • (b) the review, at each surgical audit and peer review meeting, of—

      • (i) patient management; and

      • (ii) treatment decisions; and

      • (iii) internal auditing procedures; and

      • (iv) outcomes of treatment; and

    • (c) the reporting of the outcome of each peer review meeting to the appropriate persons at the relevant hospitals; and

    • (d) the analysis of the following data on patients:

      • (i) admission and discharge; and

      • (ii) morbidity; and

      • (iii) mortality; and

      • (iv) outcomes of treatment; and

    • (e) the examination of patients' records; and

    • (f) the identification and analysis of adverse outcomes of treatment; and

    • (g) the monitoring of the performance of each surgeon engaging in the activity; and

    • (h) the making of recommendations on how surgeons engaging in the activity can improve their performance so as to—

      • (i) improve the quality of the care they provide; and

      • (ii) reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes; and

    • (i) the monitoring of the implementation of those recommendations.

4 Objective
  • As required by Part 6 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995, the objective of the activity is to improve the quality of care provided by the medical practitioners engaged in the activity.

Dated at Wellington this 30th day of October 2002.

Annette King,
Minister of Health.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice declares that the quality assurance activity called the Orthopaedic Services Limited Quality Assurance Activity is a quality assurance activity to which Part 6 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies. Those who will participate in the activity are—

  • orthopaedic surgeons practising in either or both of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, and who are shareholders of, or are contracted to, Orthopaedic Services Limited; and

  • other orthopaedic surgeons (such as locums) who from time to time provide the same health services.

The effect of this declaration is that, subject to certain exceptions,—

  • any information that becomes known solely as a result of the activity is confidential; and

  • any documents brought into existence solely for the purposes of the activity are confidential; and

  • the persons who engage in the activity in good faith are immune from civil liability.

Under section 69 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995, this notice remains in force for a period of 5 years after the date on which it is issued, unless it is sooner revoked.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 7 November 2002.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Orthopaedic Services Limited) Notice 2002. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the notice as at 12 May 2011. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99): clause 3

    Medical Practitioners Act 1995 (1995 No 95): section 69