Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Performance reviews of authorities

Heading: inserted, on 12 April 2019, by section 39 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 11).

122A Performance reviews

(1)

From time to time, there must be conducted in respect of each authority a review of how effectively and efficiently the authority is performing its functions (a performance review).

(2)

The first performance review must be conducted within 3 years after the commencement of this section.

(3)

Subsequent performance reviews must be conducted at intervals that are no more than 5 years apart.

(4)

For each performance review to be conducted in respect of an authority, the Ministry of Health must, in consultation with the authority,—

(a)

appoint an independent person to conduct the review (a reviewer); and

(b)

set the terms of reference for the review.

(5)

Before setting the terms of reference for a review, the Ministry of Health may, but is not obliged to, consult any other person, organisation, or group about the terms of reference.

(6)

A reviewer must, as soon as practicable after conducting a review,—

(a)

prepare a written report on the conclusions reached and of any recommendations; and

(b)

give a copy of the report to—

(i)

the Minister; and

(ii)

the authority.

(7)

On receipt of a report under subsection (6)(b)(ii), an authority must, as soon as practicable, publish the report on its Internet site.

(8)

The costs of conducting a performance review in respect of an authority must be met by the authority.

Section 122A: inserted, on 12 April 2019, by section 39 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 11).