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QAA 13/2016 Declarations/Other as made
This instrument declares the RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act) applies. Information known solely as the result of the RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program, or documents created solely for the purposes of the RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program, will be covered by qualified privilege.
Administered by: Health
Registered 11 Aug 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
To be ceased 08 Aug 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 13/2016

 

 

I, ANTHONY HOBBS, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make this declaration under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

 

 

Dated:    09.08.2016             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Anthony Hobbs

A/g 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 13/2016.

 

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This Declaration will cease to be in force as if repealed at the end of 5 years after the Declaration is signed.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

 

A quality assurance activity described in the Schedule to this Instrument is, to the extent the activity relates to health services provided in Australia, declared to be a 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 13/2016

 

 

1           Title

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Quality and Accreditation Program

 

             Description:

 

The activity provides a comprehensive framework for the implementation of standards of practice for medical imaging services in Australia, supported by the RANZCR Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.  The standards are implemented through cyclical quality assurance processes where sites are required to submit a range of data to the RANZCR for peer review, with the outcome fed back to the site.  The data submitted includes technical data, clinical images and equipment maintenance information.  The participants obtain professional expert feedback and advice to support their continuous quality improvement processes in medical imaging.

 

The RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program covers mammography and MRI services.

 

The RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program is operated by the RANZCR.