Health practitioners whose work is subject to ongoing assessment as part of a quality assurance activity (QAA) can apply to have that activity protected under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act.
A QAA is a term used in the Act to describe the way health practitioners review, assess and monitor their work. Quality assurance is an integral part of many businesses, trades and professions. However, it plays a particularly important role in the delivery of health care services, and is a useful tool in helping to improve the competence of practitioners, for the benefit of consumers.
Protected quality assurance activities
Protected Quality Assurance Activities under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
This pamphlet for health practitioners explains what a QAA is, what the benefits are of having a QAA protected, and how to do this.