Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009

  • revoked
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009: revoked, on 16 May 2014 (after expiring on 16 February 2014), by clause 5 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/150).

Reprint
as at 16 May 2014

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009

(SR 2009/32)

  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009: revoked, on 16 May 2014 (after expiring on 16 February 2014), by clause 5 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/150).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official 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—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009.

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

3 Declaration of protected quality assurance activity
  • The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.


Schedule
Description of New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry

cl 3

1 Interpretation
  • In this Schedule,—

    activity means the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry

    participant means a health practitioner who is an orthopaedic surgeon engaged in arthroplasty in New Zealand.

2 Objective
  • The objective of the activity is to detect, review, and correct orthopaedic clinical practice failures to ensure continued improvement in the quality of orthopaedic clinical services.

3 Information
  • The activity is based on information derived from the participants.

4 Activity
  • The activity involves—

    • (a) collecting data on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle arthroplasties carried out by each participant; and

    • (b) aggregating the data received in respect of all participants under paragraph (a) and providing to each participant six-monthly reports on—

      • (i) the number of arthroplasties performed by the participant; and

      • (ii) the number of arthroplasties performed in the region in which the participant works; and

      • (iii) the national total and cumulative national total of arthroplasties performed; and

    • (c) conducting patient satisfaction surveys; and

    • (d) collating the information obtained under paragraphs (a) and (c) and preparing reports; and

    • (e) identifying and analysing good and adverse outcomes; and

    • (f) comparing the results of the analysis in paragraph (e) with internal and external benchmarking standards; and

    • (g) preparing reports on the comparison made under paragraph (f) summarising the data and identifying any apparent trends; and

    • (h) holding audit meetings to peer review the competence of participants; and

    • (i) making recommendations on how participants can improve their performance so as to—

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

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

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

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of February 2009.

Hon Tony Ryall,
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 New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry (the activity) 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 Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 February 2009.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2009 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, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/150): clause 5

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