Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) Notice 2009

  • revoked
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) Notice 2009: revoked, on 24 September 2014, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) Notice 2009

(SR 2009/294)

  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) Notice 2009: revoked, on 24 September 2014, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).


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, being satisfied of the matters set out in section 54(3) of that Act, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) 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 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.


Schedule
Description of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register

cl 3

1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule,—

    activity means collecting, recording, and analysing information about radiology events as described in clause 4

    participant means a medical practitioner who is—

    • (a) registered to practise diagnostic and interventional radiology; and

    • (b) practising in New Zealand; and

    • (c) participating in the activity

    radiology event means a process or practice that resulted, nearly resulted, or could have resulted in an adverse outcome

    RaER means the radiology events register kept by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

2 Objectives
  • The objectives of the activity are to—

    • (a) improve the practices and competence of participants; and

    • (b) ensure effective patient safety systems; and

    • (c) enhance professional standards.

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

4 Activity
  • The activity involves—

    • (a) collecting information about radiology events; and

    • (b) recording the information described in paragraph (a) in the RaER; and

    • (c) analysing information recorded in the RaER to—

      • (i) produce statistical data on the number and type of radiology events that occur; and

      • (ii) identify risks to patient safety; and

      • (iii) identify discrepancies in radiology processes and practices; and

      • (iv) develop case studies.

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of September 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 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register to be a protected quality assurance activity. The effect of this declaration is that—

  • 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.

The protections afforded by this notice are subject to certain statutory exceptions. For example, this notice does not prohibit the disclosure of information that does not identify, either expressly or by implication, a particular individual.

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: 1 October 2009.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Radiology Events Register) 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 Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48): section 54(4)