Dated at Wellington this 18th day of March 2012.
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 the quality assurance activity called the Braemar Hospital 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 people 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.
This notice revokes the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Braemar Hospital) Notice 2006, which has expired.
Date of notification in Gazette: 22 March 2012.
This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.