This report presents the analysis of submissions received for the Review of the Maternity Facility Access Agreement, and recommended action resulting from consultation.
The consultation document asked for responses to six recommendations listed below.
- Recommendation 1: Amend Clause 2.1 Cultural Safety
- Recommendation 2: Amend Clause 3.3 Qualifications
Recommendation 3: Amend Clause 2.0 Obligations of Both Parties
Add requirement for clinical policies and procedures developed and agreed to by LMCs and hospital staff to become the basis for maternity care offered in that facility·
Recommendation 4: Add clause to 3.0 Obligations of the Practitioner
Add requirement for LMCs and hospital staff to participate in quality assurance activities
Recommendation 5: Add clause to 3.0 Obligations of the Practitioner
Add requirement for endorsing certain secondary care skills for LMCs who wish to offer these secondary care services
Recommendation 6: Develop accompanying documentation to the access agreement to clarify the intent and operation of the following clauses:
Clause 2.3: Relationship between the Maternity Facility and the Practitioner
Clause 2.4: Policies and Procedures
Clause 2.5: Complaints management
Clause 2.6: Dispute management
Clause 3.7: Administrative Requirements.