Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 - QAA 1/2015

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Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 1/2015
 
 
I, DOCTOR ANTHONY HOBBS, delegate of the Minister for Health, under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act):
 
 
1.             DECLARE the Activities described in the Schedule to this declaration (the Activities) to be quality assurance activities to which Part VC of the Act applies being satisfied in relation to the Activities that:
(i)            any person engaging, or proposing to engage, in an Activity is authorised to do so by an association of health professionals; and
(ii)          it is in the public interest that Part VC of the Act apply to the Activities having regard to the criteria prescribed in regulations
23C to 23G (inclusive) of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.
 
 
 
Dated:                   11 May 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr Anthony Hobbs
Acting Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health
 

Contents
 
 
PART 1            PRELIMINARY   3
 
1           Name of Declaration  3
2.          Commencement 3
3.          Cessation  3
4.          Authority  3
5.          Schedule                                                                                                3
 
 
Schedule     4
 
Part 1                Preliminary
 
1.                       Name of Declaration
 
This Declaration is the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 1/2015.
 
2.                       Commencement
 
This Declaration commences the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
3.                       Cessation
 
This Declaration will cease to be in force at the end of 5 years after the Declaration is signed.
 
4.                       Authority
 
This Declaration is made under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
 
5.                       Schedule
 
The Schedule to this Instrument describes the quality assurance activities to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.
 
Schedule
 
Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 1/2015
 
 
1           Organisation engaging in activity:
 
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
 
Title:
 
Practice Visit Program
 
             Description:
 
This activity involves psychiatrists (trained as practice visitors) visiting host psychiatrists in order to conduct a review based on the College Guidelines for Outpatient Psychiatric Practice. Participants are encouraged to review and further develop their professional practice so that their knowledge, skills and performance standards are maintained and that the provision of adequate and safe medical care is optimised.
 
 
2           Organisation engaging in activity:
 
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
 
Title:
 
Peer Review Groups
 
             Description:
 
This activity provides psychiatrists, working in small groups, the opportunity to review their own work and receive feedback on their work, with the aim of continuous improvement of the quality of their practice and improving outcomes for individual patients.
 
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