Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003

  • revoked
  • Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003: revoked, on 12 May 2011 (after expiring on 10 February 2008), by clause 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99).

Reprint
as at 12 May 2011

Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003

(SR 2003/8)

  • Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003: revoked, on 12 May 2011 (after expiring on 10 February 2008), 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 in the Ministry of Health.


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

1 Title
  • This notice is the Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003.

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 MercyAscot Hospitals Quality Assurance Activity and described in the Schedule is a quality assurance activity to which Part VI of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies.

4 Revocation
  • The Medical Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Mercy Hospital) Notice 1998 (SR 1998/235) is revoked.


Schedule
Description of MercyAscot Hospitals Quality Assurance Activity

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1 Interpretation—
  • In this schedule,—

    activity means the MercyAscot Hospitals Quality Assurance Activity

    MercyAscot Hospitals means

    • (a) MercyAscot Hospital, Epsom; and

    • (b) MercyAscot Hospital, Remuera.

2 Sponsor—
  • The activity is carried out at MercyAscot Hospitals under the auspices of The Ascot Hospital and Clinic Limited, which is a provider of health services.

3 Method—
  • (1) The activity is based on information derived from medical practitioners who provide health services at MercyAscot Hospitals.

    (2) The activity involves—

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

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

      • (i) admission and discharge; and

      • (ii) morbidity; and

      • (iii) mortality; and

      • (iv) unplanned returns to theatre; and

      • (v) infection rates; and

      • (vi) outcomes of treatment (for example, the outcomes of implants); and

    • (c) the identification and analysis of adverse outcomes; and

    • (d) the preparation of documentation, and the gathering of information, on adverse outcomes; and

    • (e) the comparison of the results of the analysis of adverse outcomes with internal and external benchmarking standards; and

    • (f) the assessment and peer review of the performance and competence of medical practitioners who are engaging in the activity; and

    • (g) the making of recommendations on how the medical practitioners who are engaging in the activity can improve their performance so as to—

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

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

    • (h) the facilitation and monitoring of the implementation of any such recommendations.

4 Objective—
  • The objective of the activity is to improve the quality of care provided by medical practitioners engaged in the activity.

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of February 2003.

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 MercyAscot Hospitals Quality Assurance Activity is a quality assurance activity to which Part VI of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies. Medical practitioners who provide health services at MercyAscot Hospitals (at Epsom and Remuera) will participate in the activity.

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.

This notice revokes the notice that declared the Mercy Hospital Quality Assurance Programme to be a Quality Assurance Activity to which Part VI of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies. The revocation is because the former Mercy Hospital is now a MercyAscot Hospital.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 February 2003.


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: MercyAscot Hospitals) Notice 2003. 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