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QAA 5/2015 Declarations/Other as made
This instrument declares the Accreditation for General Practices, After Hours and Medical Deputising Services and Special Interest Practices to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies. It involves accreditation against standards developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Administered by: Health
Registered 06 Jul 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
To be ceased 29 Jun 2020
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 5/2015

 

 

I, CHRIS BAGGOLEY, 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:          30 June 2015       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Chris Baggoley

Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 



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 5/2015.

 

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 5/2015

 

 

1           Organisation engaging in activity:

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL)

 

Title:

Accreditation for General Practices, After Hours and Medical Deputising Services and Special Interest Practices.

 

             Description:

 

The Activity is for the accreditation of general practices, after hours and medical deputising services and special interest practices against the prevailing Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for general practices.