Healthcare Services Bill
Table of Contents
Part 1 PRELIMINARY
1 Short title and commencement
2 General interpretation
3 Meanings of "healthcare service" and "licensable healthcare service"
4 Purpose of Act
5 Government healthcare service not affected
6 Interface with other laws
7 Administration of Act
Part 2 LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES
8 Provision of licensable healthcare service to be licensed
9 Unlicensed premises and unlicensed conveyances
10 Application for licence
11 Grant or renewal of licence
12 Form and validity of licence
13 Licence conditions
14 Modifying conditions of licence
15 Amendment of licence
16 Restriction on transfer of licence
17 Voluntary cessation of licensable healthcare service or surrender of licence
18 Lapse of licence
19 Security deposit
20 Regulatory action against licensees, etc.
21 Procedure for regulatory action against licensees, etc.
22 Register of licensees
Part 3 SPECIAL DUTIES OF LICENSEES
23 Key appointment holders
24 Appointment of Principal Officer and Clinical Governance Officer by licensee
25 Appointment of specified committees
26 Ethics review of certain medical treatment
27 Record-keeping on healthcare service
28 Approval of employment of individuals by certain licensees
29 Use of term or name
30 Use of licensed premises or licensed conveyance for other purposes
31 Advertisement of licensable healthcare services
Part 4 STEP-IN ARRANGEMENTS FOR DESIGNATED LICENSEES
32 Application of this Part
33 Step-in order
34 Duration of step-in order or expedited step-in order
35 Rules and saving for step-in arrangements
Part 5 ENFORCEMENT AND MONITORING COMPLIANCE
36 Power to obtain information
37 Publication of information
38 Codes of practice
39 Directions concerning health, safety or welfare of individuals, etc.
40 Directions relating to quality assurance committees, etc.
41 Powers of entry, inspection and search, etc.
42 Offence of obstructing, etc., Director or authorised officer in exercise of powers, etc.
43 False or misleading statements, information or documents
44 Disposal of articles, documents, substances, etc.
45 Offences by corporations
46 Offences by unincorporated associations or partnerships
47 Composition of offences
Part 6 APPEALS
48 Appeals to Minister
49 Appeal Advisory Board
50 Minister may designate others to hear appeals
Part 7 MISCELLANEOUS
51 Confidentiality of information, etc.
52 Service of documents
53 General exemption
54 Jurisdiction of courts
55 Protection from personal liability
56 Amendment of Schedules
58 Repeal of Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act
59 Consequential and related amendments to other Acts
60 Saving and transitional provisions
Licensable healthcare services
Meaning of "Appointed Day"
Saving and transitional provisions
Expenditure of Public Money