Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014

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  • Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014: revoked, on 15 April 2019, pursuant to section 54(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Reprint as at 15 April 2019

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014

(LI 2014/139)

Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014: revoked, on 15 April 2019, 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—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014.

2 Commencement

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

3 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.

4 Declaration of protected quality assurance activity

The ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.

Schedule Description of ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program

cl 4

1 Interpretation

In this schedule,—

activity means the ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program

ANZCA means the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

participant means a medical practitioner who is—

(a)

practising in New Zealand; and

(b)

participating in the activity.

2 Objective

The objective of the activity is to improve patient outcomes by providing participants with the opportunity to study, analyse, and audit selected aspects of participants’ clinical performance.

3 Information

The activity is based on information derived from the participants.

4 Activity

The activity involves—

(a)

developing individual continuing professional development plans for participants; and

(b)

participants maintaining an online continuing professional development portfolio, including documenting—

(i)

practice assessment; and

(ii)

emergency responses; and

(iii)

changes in delivery of care as a result of the activity; and

(c)

conducting clinical audits to assess and evaluate the care of patients; and

(d)

holding case conferences—

(i)

to review the anaesthesia management of individual patients; and

(ii)

to determine the best options for subsequent anaesthesia management of those patients; and

(e)

holding case conferences, for cases involving patient death or serious morbidity during a period of anaesthesia management,—

(i)

to review the anaesthesia management of individual patients; and

(ii)

to determine whether, in any case, the anaesthesia management contributed to the death or morbidity of a patient, or whether the death or morbidity of a patient could have been averted; and

(f)

reviewing the clinical audits referred to in paragraph (c) and the case conferences referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e); and

(g)

reviewing patient care processes; and

(h)

submitting perioperative mortality reports to mortality committees; and

(i)

critical incident monitoring to identify and analyse any process or practice resulting in an outcome for patients that may, but need not, be an adverse outcome; and

(j)

conducting peer reviews to evaluate the performance of a participant or group of participants; and

(k)

conducting practice peer reviews (on-site appraisals of a participant’s practice by a Fellow approved by ANZCA); and

(l)

reviewing patient satisfaction surveys; and

(m)

making recommendations on how participants can improve their performance so as to—

(i)

improve the quality of care they provide; and

(ii)

reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes; and

(n)

facilitating and monitoring the implementation of recommendations described in paragraph (m).

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of April 2014.

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 the date of its notification in the Gazette. It declares the quality assurance activity called the ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program 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.

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.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 May 2014.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program) Notice 2014 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)