Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Counties Manukau DHB) Notice 2011

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  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Counties Manukau DHB) Notice 2011: revoked, on 19 May 2016, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Reprint as at 19 May 2016

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Counties Manukau DHB) Notice 2011

(SR 2011/189)

Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Counties Manukau DHB) Notice 2011: revoked, on 19 May 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—Counties Manukau 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, Counties Manukau DHB means the Counties Manukau 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 Counties Manukau DHB Quality Assurance Activity described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.

Schedule Description of Counties Manukau DHB Quality Assurance Activity

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1 Objective

The objective of the quality assurance activity is to improve the practice and competence of health practitioners engaged in the activity by assessing the health services performed by those health practitioners.

2 Quality assurance activity

(1)

The activity is based on information derived from health practitioners who provide health services on behalf of the Counties Manukau DHB.

(2)

The activity involves—

(a)

examining patients’ records; and

(b)

analysing the following data on patients:

(i)

admission and discharge; and

(ii)

morbidity; and

(iii)

mortality; and

(iv)

outcomes of treatment; and

(c)

analysing the patient care process; and

(d)

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

(e)

presenting and discussing the results obtained under paragraphs (a) to (d) by health practitioners engaging in the activity; and

(f)

assessing particular activities or interventions undertaken by health practitioners to determine whether the activities or interventions—

(i)

were appropriate; and

(ii)

were of an excellent quality; and

(iii)

gave satisfaction to the patients; and

(g)

reviewing and analysing, through peer review, practitioners’ knowledge, management, and interpersonal relationships; and

(h)

making recommendations on how the health practitioners who are participating in the activity can improve their performance so as to—

(i)

improve the quality of care they provide; and

(ii)

reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes; and

(i)

facilitating and monitoring the implementation of any such recommendations.

Dated at Wellington this 19th day of May 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 quality assurance activity called the Counties Manukau DHB Quality Assurance 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.

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: 26 May 2011.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Counties Manukau 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)