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This instrument declares the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies. Information known solely as the result of the quality assurance activity or documents created solely for the purposes of the quality assurance activity, will be covered by qualified privilege.
Administered by: Health
Registered 19 Jul 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2017
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2017
To be ceased 16 Jul 2022
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 3/2017

 

 

I, BRENDAN MURPHY, delegate of the Minister for Health, make this declaration under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

 

 

Dated:         17    July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Brendan Murphy

Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 


Contents

 

 

PART 1            PRELIMINARY   3

 

1           Name of Declaration  3

2.          Commencement 3

3.          Cessation  3

4.          Authority  3

5.          Schedules                                                                                               3

6.          Declaration of quality assurance activity                                               3

 

 

 

Schedule 1                                                                                                                 4

Schedule 2                                                                                                                        5

 


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 3/2017.

 

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This Declaration will cease to be in force as if repealed at the end of 5 years after the Declaration is signed.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

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms. 

 

6.                       Declaration of quality assurance activity

A quality assurance activity described in Schedule 1 to this Instrument is declared to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.

 


Schedule 1

 

 

 

1           Title

 

             Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR)

 

             Description:

 

The activity improves the outcome of all types of joint replacement surgery and knee osteotomy procedures.  The AOANJRR collects data on all patients undergoing hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, spinal disc replacement and knee osteotomy nationally.  The data is collected from all hospitals undertaking joint replacement surgery and knee osteotomy procedures, and analysed to identify factors that result in improved standards in prostheses and surgical techniques.  Annual and supplementary reports detailing the results of finding are published on the AOANJRR website.

 

The AOANJRR is operated by the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and data management is contracted to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.


 

Schedule 2

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 14/2016

 

1             The whole of the Declaration

 

        Repeal the Declaration.