Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011

  • revoked
  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011: revoked, on 4 April 2014, by clause 5 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/115).

Reprint
as at 4 April 2014

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011

(SR 2011/93)

  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011: revoked, on 4 April 2014, by clause 5 of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/115).


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—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011.

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 National Breast Cancer Audit described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.


Schedule
Description of National Breast Cancer Audit

cl 3

1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule,—

    activity means the National Breast Cancer Audit described in clause 4

    participant means a surgeon who is—

    • (a) involved in the treatment in New Zealand of early breast cancer; and

    • (b) participating in the activity.

2 Objective
  • The objective of the activity is to ensure that the highest possible standard of surgical care and management is given by participants to patients in New Zealand with early breast cancer.

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

4 Activity
  • (1) The activity is undertaken by the Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with persons employed or engaged by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

    (2) The activity involves—

    • (a) collecting from participants clinical and pathological data about patients with early breast cancer; and

    • (b) collating and analysing the data collected under paragraph (a); and

    • (c) applying bi-national standards and clinical guidelines to the data collected under paragraph (a) to evaluate the surgical care and management performance of participants; and

    • (d) providing individual participants with feedback on the evaluation undertaken under paragraph (c); and

    • (e) making recommendations on how participants may improve their performance to ensure that patients are provided with the highest possible standard of surgical care and management; and

    • (f) facilitating and monitoring any recommendation made under paragraph (e).

Dated at Wellington this 6th day of April 2011.

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 National Breast Cancer Audit 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: 14 April 2011.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—National Breast Cancer Audit) Notice 2011 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—BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit) Notice 2014 (LI 2014/115): clause 5