Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 - QAA 4/2015

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Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 4/2015
 
 
I, DOCTOR ANTHONY HOBBS, delegate of the Minister for Health, under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act):
 
 
1.             DECLARE the Activity described in the Schedule to this declaration (the Activity) to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Act applies being satisfied in relation to the Activity that:
(i)            any person engaging in, or proposing to engage in, the 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 Activity 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 Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 4/2015.
 
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 activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.
 
Schedule
 
Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 4/2015
 
 
1           Organisation engaging in activity:
Surgical Performance Pty Limited, under the auspice of Quality Innovation Performance Limited
 
Title:
Improvement of surgeons’ operative outcomes and better health outcomes for patients through web-based self audit and practice comparisons with professional peers.
 
             Description:
 
This Activity involves web-based self audit using a software system provided by Surgical Performance Pty Ltd that provides performance feedback to health professionals, administrators and other interested parties on the outcomes of medical interventions. The software product/s allow comparison of outcomes for a health care provider with others, whether local or in the medical communities at large, with the aim of providing better health outcomes for patients.