Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Waitemata DHB) Notice 2011

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  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Waitemata DHB) Notice 2011: revoked, on 6 April 2016, 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—Waitemata DHB) Notice 2011

(SR 2011/109)

Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Waitemata DHB) Notice 2011: revoked, on 6 April 2016, 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—Waitemata DHB) Notice 2011.

2 Commencement

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

3 Interpretation

In this notice, Waitemata DHB means the Waitemata District Health Board established by or under section 19(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

4 Declaration of protected quality assurance activity

The Waitemata DHB Quality Assurance Activity described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.

Schedule  Description of Waitemata DHB Quality Assurance Activity

cl 4

1 Interpretation

In this schedule,—

activity means the Waitemata DHB Quality Assurance Activity described in clause 4

participant means a health practitioner who is participating in the activity and—

(a)

is employed by Waitemata DHB; or

(b)

is not employed by Waitemata DHB, but who—

(i)

is authorised by Waitemata DHB to provide health services; or

(ii)

has an access agreement with Waitemata DHB; or

(iii)

is approved by Waitemata DHB to participate in the activity.

2 Objective

The objective of the activity is to improve the practices and competence of participants by assessing the health services performed by those participants.

3 Information

The activity is based on information derived from the participants.

4 Quality assurance activity

The activity involves—

(a)

examining patients’ records; and

(b)

analysing the following data on patients:

(i)

admission and discharge; and

(ii)

morbidity and mortality; and

(iii)

outcomes of treatment; and

(c)

identifying and analysing any process or practice that results in an outcome that may, but need not, be an adverse outcome; and

(d)

presenting and discussing the results obtained under paragraphs (a) to (c); and

(e)

undertaking multi-disciplinary case reviews and peer reviews; and

(f)

with regard to participants other than those described in paragraph (b)(iii) of the definition of participant in clause 1, making recommendations on how they can improve their performance so as to—

(i)

improve the quality of the care they provide; and

(ii)

reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes; and

(g)

facilitating and monitoring the implementation of any recommendations made under paragraph (f).

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 Waitemata DHB Quality Assurance Activity 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: 21 April 2011.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Waitemata DHB) 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

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

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