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Procedures followed during investigations and prosecutions undertaken by the Health Care Complaints Commission

The Committee is to inquire into and report on: (a) the procedures followed by the Health Care Complaints Commission during the investigation process; (b) the amount of evidence currently considered sufficient by the Health Care Complaints Commission and the NSW Medical Board to prosecute a case before the NSW Medical Tribunal; (c) the treatment of cases referred by other government agencies such as the Health Insurance Commission; (d) possible ways in which the investigation and prosecution process can be improved; (e) the investigation and prosecution process in comparative jurisdictions; (f) other relevant matters.

Resolution passed 13 May 1999, 1st Session, Minutes No. 3, p 61. That under section 64 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 a Joint Committee known as the Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission be appointed. That under section 67 (1) (a) of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, Mr Tsang, 1 member nominated by the Leader of the Opposition and 1 member nominated by the Cross Bench Members be appointed to serve on the Committee as the Members of the Legislative Council. In the absence of any agreement the representation on the Committee is to be determined by the House. Nominations for membership of the Committee are to be in writing to the Clerk of the House within 7 days.

 

 


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