Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008

  • revoked
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008: revoked, on 6 December 2013 (after expiring on 14 November 2013), by section 4 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013 (SR 2013/475).

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as at 6 December 2013

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008

(SR 2008/431)

  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008: revoked, on 6 December 2013 (after expiring on 14 November 2013), by clause 4 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013 (SR 2013/475).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 54 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Minister of Health gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008.

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 Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine quality assurance activity called the Maintenance of Professional Standards Program and described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.


Schedule
Description of Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Maintenance of Professional Standards Program

cl 3

1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule, activity means the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Maintenance of Professional Standards Program.

2 Objective
  • The objective of the activity is to improve the practices and competence of health practitioners enrolled in the activity by assessing the health services performed by those health practitioners.

3 Method
  • The activity is based on information derived from health practitioners enrolled in the activity.

4 Activity
  • The activity includes—

    • (a) auditing clinical practice by way of review and assessment of patient satisfaction surveys and randomly selected patient records, with particular focus on—

      • (i) clinical processes; and

      • (ii) patient care management; and

      • (iii) treatment outcomes; and

    • (b) assessing particular activities or interventions undertaken by health practitioners to determine whether the activities or interventions—

      • (i) were appropriate; and

      • (ii) were of excellent quality; and

      • (iii) gave satisfaction to patients; and

    • (c) reviewing clinical management; and

    • (d) holding—

      • (i) peer review meetings; and

      • (ii) morbidity and mortality meetings; and

    • (e) preparing documentation that summarises the results obtained under paragraphs (a) to (d); and

    • (f) making recommendations on how health 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

    • (g) facilitating and monitoring the implementation of any such recommendations.

Dated at Auckland this 24th day of October 2008.

D R Cunliffe,
Minister of Health.


Explanatory note

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

This notice, which comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, declares the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Maintenance of Professional Standards Program to be a protected quality assurance 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 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, 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: 13 November 2008.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008 that incorporates all the amendments to that notice as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013 (SR 2013/475): clause 4

    Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48): section 54(4)