Review of Maternity Facility Access Agreement Final Report

Published online: 
02 March 2007

Summary

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.

 

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Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 March 2007
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2007. Review of Maternity Facility Access Agreement Final Report. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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