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This instrument declares the BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit and Outlier Process to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies. It involves collecting information about early breast cancer treatments in order to compare and report surgeon performance against quality thresholds.
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 6/2015

 

 

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 6/2015.

 

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 6/2015

 

 

1           Organisation engaging in activity:

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

Title:

BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit and Outlier Process

 

             Description:

 

The National Breast Cancer Audit is a clinical audit that collects medical information about early breast cancer treatment, compares the performance of surgeons to quality thresholds and, produces reports and papers that provide an evidence base for potential changes in treatment to improve patient outcomes. The Outlier Process will also identify surgeons who are not meeting quality thresholds and assist them improve performance.