Dated at Wellington this 9th day of February 2015.
Hon Jonathan Coleman,
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 University of Otago’s Patient Harms in New Zealand General Practices: Records Review Study 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
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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 February 2015.
This notice is administered by the Ministry of Health.