This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its
This notice declares that the quality assurance activity called the First
Health Limited Quality Assurance Activity" is a quality assurance activity to
which Part VI of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 applies. Medical
practitioners who provide health services, on behalf of First Health Limited,
at 1 or more of the general practices in the North Island that form part of the
First Health Limited network will participate in the activity.
The effect of this declaration is that, subject to certain exceptions,---
o any information that becomes known solely as a result of the activity is
o any documents brought into existence solely for the purposes of the
activity are confidential; and
o the persons who engage in the activity in good faith are immune from
Under section 69 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995, this notice remains
in force for a period of 5 years after the date on which it is issued, unless
it is sooner revoked.
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 7 November 2002.
This notice is administered in the Ministry of Health.