Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of February 2010.
Hon Tony Ryall,
Minister of Health.
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 3 quality assurance activities sponsored by the Nelson Marlborough DHB to be protected quality assurance activities. The effect of this declaration is that—
any information that becomes known solely as a result of the activities is confidential; and
any documents brought into existence solely for the purposes of the activities are confidential; and
the persons who engage in the activities 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.
This notice revokes the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity: Nelson Marlborough District Health Board) Notice 2004, which has expired.