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Inquiry Details

Operation of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993

This inquiry was established on 23 October 2008, to examine the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993.

The Act can be viewed at the following link: Health Care Complaints Act 1993

Resolution passed 23 October 2008, Minutes No 14, Item 5 That, pursuant to the functions of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Health Care Complaint Commission under s 65(1)(b) and s 65(1)(d) of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 to report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as the Committee thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the Commission or connected with the exercise of the Commission’s functions to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of Parliament should be directed, and to report on any change that the Committee considers desirable to the functions, structures and procedures of the Commission, the Committee examine the operation of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, with particular reference to:

1. the identification and removal of any unnecessary complexities in the New South Wales health care complaints system;

2. the appropriateness of the current assessment and investigative powers of the Health Care Complaints Commission; and

3. the effectiveness of information-sharing between the Health Care Complaints Commission and Area Health Services and Registration Authorities in New South Wales, and report to Parliament on any matters connected with the Committee’s statutory functions.

 


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