Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of November 2013.
Hon Tony Ryall,
Minister of Health.
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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 5 December 2013.
This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.