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QAA 5/2016 Declarations/Other as made
This instrument relates to accreditation of general practices involving an assessment by document review and physical surveillance, against the current Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) Standards. The Commonwealth requires general practices to be accredited (or registred for accreditation) by an approved accreditation agency prior to entry into the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).
Administered by: Health
Registered 09 Jun 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
To be ceased 02 Jun 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 5/2016

 

 

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:              3 June 2016   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor 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 5/2016.

 

2.                       Commencement

 

This Declaration commences the day after registration.

 

3.                       Cessation

 

This Declaration will cease to be in force as if repealed at the end of 5 years after the Declaration is signed.

 

4.                       Authority

 

This Declaration is made under section 124X of 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 5/2016

 

 

1           Organisation engaging in activity:

The Quality Practice Accreditation Pty Ltd (QPA)

 

Title:

QPA: Accreditation for entry into or maintenance of Practice Incentive Program (PIP).

 

             Description:

 

This Activity is for accreditation of general practices involving an assessment by document review and physical surveillance, against the current Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) Standards. The Commonwealth requires general practices to be accredited (or registered for accreditation) by an approved accreditation agency prior to entry into the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).