Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD) Notice 2014

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Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD) Notice 2014

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—Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD) Notice 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on 2 October 2014.

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 quality assurance activity called the Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD and described in the Schedule is a protected quality assurance activity.


Schedule
Description of Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD

cl 4

1 Interpretation
  • In this schedule,—

    activity means the entering of information into MyCPD as described in clause 4

    MyCPD means the online continuing professional development programme of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

    participant means a medical practitioner who is—

    • (a) practising in New Zealand; and

    • (b) enrolled in the activity.

2 Objective
  • The objective of the activity is to improve the practices and competence of participants by encouraging them to assess and reflect on the health services they perform.

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

4 Activity
  • The activity involves participants entering, from time to time, the following information into MyCPD:

    • (a) details of their performance (being the health services they perform and the clinical judgements they make), which may identify deficiencies in skills or knowledge; and

    • (b) the analysis of any process or practice resulting in an outcome for patients that may, but need not, be an adverse outcome; and

    • (c) records of patient satisfaction surveys; and

    • (d) self-assessments in respect of—

      • (i) how their performance compares with practice standards; and

      • (ii) how their performance may be improved (for example, by implementing changes in practice or undertaking further learning on a particular topic).

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of August 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 2 October 2014. It declares the Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD described in the Schedule 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 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 revoked before then.

This notice revokes the Health Practitioners (Quality Assurance Activity—Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD) Notice 2009.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 August 2014.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.