Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

27 Criteria for certification

(1)

The Director-General must certify a person to provide health care services of any kind if, and only if,—

(a)

the person has—

(i)

applied in writing to the Director-General to be certified to provide health care services of that kind; and

(ii)

paid to the Director-General the fee (if any) prescribed for certification to provide health care services (or health care services of that kind); and

(b)

an auditing agency has given the Director-General a copy of a recent audit report on the provision of health care services of that kind by the person; and

(c)

the Director-General is satisfied that the person meets relevant service standards that—

(i)

are already in force; or

(ii)

will be in force on the day on which the notice certifying the person to provide health care services of that kind takes effect.

(2)

For the purposes of satisfying himself or herself that the person meets the service standards, the Director-General—

(a)

is entitled to rely on the audit report; but

(b)

may have regard to any other relevant matter.