Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013

Pursuant to section 54(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Minister of Health gives the following notice after complying with that subsection.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) Notice 2013.

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 CICM quality assurance activity described in the Schedule is protected.

5 Revocation of this notice
  • This notice is revoked at the end of the period for which it remains in force under section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.


Schedule
Description of CICM quality assurance activity

cl 3

1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule,—

    activity means the activity described in clause 4 of this schedule

    CICM means the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand

    CPD programme means the Continuing Professional Development programme of CICM

    participant means a health practitioner who is enrolled in the CPD programme, whether or not a fellow of CICM.

2 Objective
  • The objective of the activity is to improve the practices and competence of participants by assessing the health services performed by them.

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

4 Activity
  • The activity involves the following quality assurance activities undertaken under the CPD programme:

    • (a) participating in—

      • (i) clinical audits:

      • (ii) patient surveys:

      • (iii) critical reviews:

      • (iv) morbidity and mortality meetings:

      • (v) peer reviews:

      • (vi) national or regional quality assurance meetings:

      • (vii) hospital quality assurance committee meetings:

      • (viii) hospital management meetings primarily about quality assurance:

    • (b) being an inspector at hospital accreditation visits:

    • (c) facilitating—

      • (i) formal audits of the participant's own practice:

      • (ii) peer review of the participant's own practice:

      • (iii) self-assessment tests:

      • (iv) practical skills workshops:

      • (v) simulator and skills courses:

      • (vi) professional practice review.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of November 2013.

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 comes into force on the day after notification in the Gazette. It declares the CICM quality assurance activity described in the Schedule to be a protected quality assurance activity.

The effect of the 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

  • 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 revoked before then.

This notice revokes the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine) Notice 2008.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 December 2013.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.