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QAA 1/2014 Declarations/Other as made
This instrument amends five current declarations of quality assurance activities to take account of changes to six different declared activities.
Administered by: Health
Registered 02 Jun 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Jun-2014
Tabled Senate16-Jun-2014
Date of repeal 04 Jun 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

 

 

 

Amendment Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973

– QAA 1/2014

 

 

 

I, PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BAGGOLEY, delegate of the Minister for Health, make this declaration under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973
(the Act).

 

 

 

 

Dated:               26th                      May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

 

Professor Christopher Baggoley

Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 



Part 1        Preliminary

 

1.               Name of Declaration

 

This Instrument is the Amendment Declaration of Quality Assurance Activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 1/2014.

 

2.               Commencement

 

This Declaration commences the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

3.               Authority

 

This Declaration is made under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

4.               Schedule

 

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

 


Schedule 1 – Amendments

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X – QAA No. 1/2010

 

 

[1]      Schedule, item 1, Organisation engaging in activity

 

Omit

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Insert

Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand, Inc. (BreastSurgANZ)

 

 

 

 

[2]      Schedule, item 1, Title

 

Omit

The National Breast Cancer Audit

Insert

BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit

 

 

 


Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X – QAA No. 2/2010

 

          

[3]      Schedule, item 1, Organisation engaging in activity

 

Omit

Quality In Practice Pty Ltd (QIP)

Insert

Quality Innovation Performance Limited

 

 

 

[4]      Schedule, item 2, Organisation engaging in activity

 

Omit

Quality In Practice Pty Ltd (QIP)

Insert

Quality Innovation Performance Limited

 

 

 

 

 


Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 ─ QAA 1/2012

 

          

[5]      Schedule 1, item [2], heading

 

Omit

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program – Category 3, Practice Assessment, Level 2 – Self Directed QA Activities.

Insert

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program – Practice Evaluation – Quality Assurance; and Emergency Responses – Quality Assurance

 

 


Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 ─ QAA 2/2012

 

          

[6]      Schedule 1, item [1], Description

 

Omit

The RaER project is an online incident reporting database utilised by radiology professionals to record adverse events that occur during their practice. The database uses the Advanced Incident Management System (AIMS) to capture the incidents occurring in medical imaging and to classify and analyse the data collected. The results are fed back to the radiology profession via the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). RANZCR utilises these results to implement quality improvements in radiology practice.  APSF aggregates data for inclusion in numerous scientific peer reviewed publications, at safety and quality related conferences and for other research projects. The system improvements in radiology practice resulting from the RaER project are beneficial to the public to ensure consumers continue to receive the highest quality of care in medical imaging.

Insert

The Radiology Events Register (RaER) project is an online incident reporting database utilised by radiology professionals to record adverse events that occur during their practice. The project provides a website (www.raer.org.au) as its incident reporting portal. Users can anonymously enter data pertaining to a near miss or adverse event in medical imaging using the website. The data collected is stored on a ‘MySQL database’, which is hosted securely. The collected data are analysed utilising the APSF’s 25 years’ expertise in patient safety data analysis, incorporating its understanding of healthcare human factors, the aetiology of error and iatrogenic harm to patients, and relevant patient safety classifications (including the patient safety classification embedded in the Advanced Incident Management System and the World Health Organisation’s International Classification for Patient Safety). The results are fed back to the radiology profession via the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). RANZCR utilises these results to implement quality improvements in radiology practice.  APSF aggregates data for inclusion in numerous scientific peer reviewed publications, at safety and quality related conferences and for other research projects. The system improvements in radiology practice resulting from the RaER project are beneficial to the public to ensure consumers continue to receive the highest quality of care in medical imaging.

 

 


Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 ─ QAA 3/2012  

 

          

[7]      Schedule 1, item [1], Description

 

Omit

The EMER project is an online incident reporting database utilised by emergency medicine physicians to record adverse events that occur during their practice. The database uses the Advanced Incident Management System (AIMS) to capture the incidents occurring in medical imaging and to classify and analyse the data collected. The results are fed back to the emergency medicine profession via the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). ACEM utilises these results to implement quality improvements in emergency medicine practice.  APSF aggregates data for inclusion in numerous scientific peer reviewed publications, at safety and quality related conferences and for other research projects. The system improvements in emergency medicine practice resulting from the EMER project are beneficial to the public to ensure consumers continue to receive the highest quality of care from emergency physicians.

Insert

The Emergency Medicine Events Register (EMER) project is an online incident reporting database utilised by emergency medicine physicians to record adverse events that occur during their practice. The project provides a website (www.emer.org.au) as its incident reporting portal. Users can anonymously enter data pertaining to a near miss or adverse event in emergency medicine using the website. The data collected is stored on a ‘MySQL database’, which is hosted securely. The collected data are analysed utilising the APSF’s 25 years’ expertise in patient safety data analysis, incorporating its understanding of healthcare human factors, the aetiology of error and iatrogenic harm to patients, and relevant patient safety classifications (including the patient safety classification embedded in the Advanced Incident Management System and the World Health Organisation’s International Classification for Patient Safety). The results are fed back to the emergency medicine profession via the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). ACEM utilises these results to implement quality improvements in emergency medicine practice.  APSF aggregates data for inclusion in numerous scientific peer reviewed publications, at safety and quality related conferences and for other research projects. The system improvements in emergency medicine practice resulting from the EMER project are beneficial to the public to ensure consumers continue to receive the highest quality of care from emergency physicians.