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1 Standard Operating Procedure Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice for Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners Purpose Senior Medical & Dental Practitioners (SMDPs) are required to comply with and co-operate with the scope of clinical practice processes as established by the Health Directorate (HD) in accordance with the Health Act 1993 (ACT). This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) identifies the required procedures which support the credentialing and scope of clinical practice elements of the Senior Medical & Dental Practitioner Appointments & Credentialing Policy. Scope This SOP applies to SMDPs in ACT public health care facilities operated by either the ACT Government Health Directorate (HD) or Calvary Health Care ACT (Calvary). The policy covers all appointments, whether permanent, fixed term contract, honorary or locum. This SOP does not apply to: doctors working as an intern, resident medical officer, registrar, senior registrar, career medical officer (CMO) or Fellow; and dental and medical students practising under supervision. Where a practitioner s research and/or teaching involve no patient contact or responsibility, there is no requirement for the practitioner (researcher) to have a scope of clinical practice. Practitioners, either taking exams or examining, are not required to have a scope of clinical practice at a public health care facility in which the examination takes place. A small number of CMOs hold formally defined scope of clinical practice, as defined under the Health Act 1993 (the Health Act) and granted prior to January These CMOs participate in the routine re-credentialing program. Background The Medical and Dental Medical and Dental Appointment Advisory Committee (MDAAC) has accountability for ensuring it reviews comprehensive documentation and seeks relevant third party advice regarding each SMDP s application for scope of clinical practice. MDAAC will not consider incomplete applications, or make a recommendation about a SMDP s scope of clinical practice while it is waiting for further information. MDAAC makes a recommendation on the SMDP s scope of clinical practice to the decision-maker, as defined by the Health Act. For Calvary, MDAAC makes its recommendation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For all other HD facilities, MDAAC makes its recommendation to the Director- General. The decision-maker may appoint a delegate to take on this decision-making role. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 1 of 13

2 The decision-maker is accountable for making and informing the applicant of a decision in a timely manner. Each scope of clinical practice granted must be in accordance with the clinical services capability and role delineation of the relevant service. Generally a scope of clinical practice granted by the decision-maker is only valid within the specified health care facility. Procedures 1. Initial Application (IA) Process for Scope of Clinical Practice Overview of Process SMDP Submits application form, required documentation and referee reports to MDPSU MDPSU MDAAC Decision Maker Collates application package for MDAAC Reviews relevant documentation Makes recommendation to Decision-Maker Considers MDAAC recommendation Makes and communicates decision (through MDPSU) Application by SMDP IA Step 1 Submission of application The SMDP applies for a scope of clinical practice on the form: Health Directorate Medical & Dental Application for Appointment & Scope of Clinical Practice. The SMDP attaches a complete set of documentation (credentials) to the application, and must include details of any clinical performance issues, patient complaints and medico legal claims which may be relevant to the application. (NOTE: It is the obligation of the SMDP to advise MDAAC of any conditions, undertakings or other restrictions on registration, limitation on scope of clinical practice by another facility or any other matter that MDAAC could reasonably expect to be disclosed in order for MDAAC to make an informed decision on credentials and scope of clinical practice. Failure to fully inform MDAAC will result in an extraordinary review.) The applicant must also submit at least two referee reports from clinicians who are independent of the applicant, hold no conflict of interest, and who can attest to the applicant s clinical performance within the previous 12 months. One referee report should be from the most recent place of employment (or, in the case of locums the most recent locum posting), and another report from the clinician s line manager or a recent performance review document. A template for Referee Reports is provided with the Application Form available from MDPSU The SMDP forwards the complete application to MDPSU for initial checking and onwards submission to MDAAC. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 2 of 13

3 Receipt and preparation of application by MDPSU IA Step 2 Collation of application package for MDAAC MDPSU reviews completeness of application package, collates all material and forwards to MDAAC for consideration. (NOTE: If it is likely that the standard application process cannot be completed prior to the date the SMDP is required to commence clinical services (for example, there is not a scheduled meeting of MDAAC prior to that date), MDPSU may recommend to the decision-maker an interim scope of clinical practice to be valid for a maximum of 90 working days.) An interim scope of clinical practice cannot be renewed or extended, and MDAAC must formally review this decision within this 90 working day period with a view to ensuring a longer-term scope of clinical practice is in place on the expiry of the interim scope.) Consideration by MDAAC IA Step 3 Verification of credentials and essential documentation MDAAC must review and verify the following: Applicant s completed form: Health Directorate Medical & Dental Application for Appointment & Scope of Clinical Practice. Applicant s identity in accordance with AHPRA requirements. Applicant s registration status in the appropriate category with AHPRA. (NOTE: An applicant who does not qualify for general or specialist registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (ACT) Act 2010 and who applies for limited registration in an area of need or for renewal of limited registration must comply with a registration standard which includes supervision. Where the decision-maker appoints or intends to appoint an SMDP with limited registration in an area of need, it is incumbent on the decision-maker to ensure all the elements of the registration standard, including supervision, are met.) (NOTE: any decision regarding the applicant s scope of clinical practice must take into account any conditions or undertakings on his/her registration. These may arise out of impairment, disciplinary or registration issues - for example, if the applicant has given an undertaking to AHPRA to refrain from performing a particular procedure, then the scope of clinical practice granted in every facility at which the applicant works should reflect this.) (NOTE: It is the obligation of the applicant to advise MDAAC of any conditions, undertakings or other restrictions on registration, limitation on scope of clinical practice by another facility or any other matter that MDAAC could reasonably expect to be disclosed in order for MDAAC to make an informed decision on credentials and scope of clinical practice. If through the verification process, MDAAC determines that the applicant has not provided such information, MDAAC DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 3 of 13

4 should refer the applicant to the CPC for an extraordinary review.) Applicant s curriculum vitae (NB: MDAAC must seek an explanation from the applicant of any gaps in employment of more than three (3) months.) Applicant holds the qualifications mandatory to the appointment (for example, College Fellowship). This includes documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and evidence of training to demonstrate competence in the requested scope of clinical practice. Degree testamurs and Fellowship certificates must be formally certified in accordance with the Medical Board of Australia / Dental Board of Australia requirements. Professional Indemnity Insurance will be available in accordance with the Medical Board of Australia / Dental Board of Australia Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements Registration Standards (see Attachment 1: Medical Indemnity for SMDPs). References provided by the applicant (obtained from at least one professional peer referee who is independent of the applicant, holds no conflict of interest, and who can attest to the applicant s clinical performance within the previous 12 months. One referee report should be from the most recent place of employment (or, in the case of locums, the most recent locum posting). A reference from the clinician s line manager or a recent performance review document is also required. A template for Referee Reports is provided with the Application Form available from MDPSU A national police check is undertaken on all initial appointments. IA Step 4 Additional information relevant to safe practice MDAAC may consider any other material that it believes is reasonably relevant to safe practice, including but not limited to: Reports from the Health Services Commissioner, AHPRA and/or Medicare Australia; Patient and staff complaints; Medical indemnity history; Clinical review and audit; Information made available from a clinical or non-clinical area of the Health Directorate or Calvary Public Hospital; or Information provided by another scope of clinical practice committee. IA Step 5 MDAAC recommendation to the decision-maker MDAAC should request further information from the applicant where there is insufficient information to support the requested scope of clinical practice. MDAAC prepares a recommendation in writing to the decision-maker in relation to: Scope of Clinical Practice The recommendation must mirror any suspensions, conditions or undertakings DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 4 of 13

5 imposed by AHPRA on the applicant. Duration of Scope of Clinical Practice The recommendation must include a specified period for the scope of clinical practice of not more than three (3) years and with a defined end date. (NOTE: The duration of a standard scope of clinical practice for a locum SMDP shall be for no more than twelve months. Full re-credentialing needs to be undertaken prior to commencing each subsequent period of employment or engagement.) Interim Scope of Clinical Practice In the event that the standard application process cannot be completed prior to the date on which SMDP is required to commence clinical services, the decision-maker shall consider a recommendation by MDPSU in relation to an interim scope of clinical practice for a maximum of 90 working days. (NOTE: An interim scope of clinical practice cannot be renewed or extended, and MDAAC must formally review this decision within this 90 working day period, see IA Step 2 above.) Variation recommended by MDAAC Where MDAAC proposes to make a recommendation that a scope of clinical practice is to be changed from that applied for and the change is likely to be detrimental to the SMDP, the recommendation must not be forwarded to the decision-maker until: The applicant has been provided with a written copy of the reasons for the proposed change and given an opportunity, in accordance with Section 65 of the Health Act, to make a submission to MDAAC within 21 days about the proposed recommendation; and MDAAC has considered any such submission made by the applicant. MDAAC submits the recommendation in writing to the decision-maker. The recommendation will include any proposed limitations (such as supervision requirements, conditions or undertakings on registration) and will specify the period until the scheduled review of the scope of clinical practice. IA Step 6 Decision by the decision-maker The decision-maker considers the MDAAC recommendation. The decision-maker must notify the applicant and relevant staff in writing of a decision in relation to the scope of clinical practice within 10 working days of receipt of the MDAAC recommendation. (NB: the decision-maker may delegate the notification process to MDPSU.) Variation recommended by MDAAC Where the decision-maker accepts any MDAAC recommendation that a scope of clinical practice is to be changed from that applied for and the change is likely to be detrimental to the SMDP, the decision-maker is required to develop a scope of clinical practice executive decision notice and notify the applicant and other persons as specified in DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 5 of 13

6 Section 70 of the Health Act. (NOTE: A scope of clinical practice decision notice must meet the requirements of a reviewable decision notice under the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) Act 2008 and the ACAT Regulations.) The requirements of a reviewable decision notice are set out in the regulations as follows: 7 Requirements for reviewable decision notices Act, s 67A (3) A reviewable decision notice given to a person in relation to a decision under an authorising law must (a) state the decision; and (b) if the decision puts, or amends, a condition on a licence or registration include a copy of the condition; and (c) state that the person may apply for a reasons statement in relation to the decision under the Act, section 22B; and (d) state that the person may apply to the ACAT for review of the decision; and (e) (f) IA Step 7 Appeals state how to make the application; and state the other options available under ACT laws to have the decision reviewed. Where the decision-maker makes a decision to: (a) amend or withdraw the scope of clinical practice of the doctor or dentist; or (b) amend the terms of engagement of the doctor or dentist; or (c) suspend or end the engagement of the doctor or dentist; the affected SMDP may make an application to the ACAT for a review of the decision on its merits. Further information about the ACAT can be found at IA Step 8 Mutual Recognition of Credentials and Scope of Clinical Practice Some SMDPs undertake clinical practice at health facilities operated by both the HD and Calvary. If the decision-maker has, on recommendation by MDAAC, fully credentialled and defined the SMDP s scope of clinical practice at one ACT public health care facility, mutual recognition at another public health care facility may be automatically approved by MDAAC, contingent on the consideration of the clinical service capability of the other facility. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 6 of 13

7 2. Scheduled Review (SR) of Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Note: This process should also be followed Overview of Process SMDP MDPSU MDAAC Decision Maker Submits application form for scheduled review and required documentation to MDPSU Seeks required referee reports Collates application package for MDAAC Reviews relevant documentation Makes recommendation to Decision-Maker Considers MDAAC recommendation Makes and communicates decision (though MDPSU) Scheduled re-credentialing and review of a SMDP s scope of clinical practice must occur at a maximum of three (3) yearly intervals and as a part of an organisational strategy to ensure each SMDP s credentials remain current and relevant and that the SMDP remains competent to provide the defined scope of clinical practice. Notification by MDPSU of Scheduled Review Date SR Step 1 Reminder to SMDP Three (3) months prior to the scheduled review date MDPSU notifies the SMDP of the date by which the scheduled review is to be completed. SMDP applies for re-credentialing and review of scope of clinical practice SR Step 2 Submission of application The SMDP applies for re-credentialing and review of scope of clinical practice on the form: Health Directorate Medical & Dental Application for Re-Credentialing and Review of Scope of Clinical Practice. The scheduled review application must be fully completed, signed and include current evidence of CPD as well as any other information pertinent to the MDAAC review of credentials. Non-compliance with scheduled review of scope of clinical practice will be referred for disciplinary action to the Deputy Director-General, Canberra Hospital & Health Services or to the Chief Executive Officer, Calvary, depending on the principal work site of the SMDP. (NOTE: Non-compliance will be defined as: no response within 30 days past the scheduled review date.) DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 7 of 13

8 The SMDP forwards the application package to MDPSU. Receipt and preparation of application by MDPSU SR Step 3 Collation of application package for MDAAC MDPSU reviews completeness of application package. MDPSU seeks the following referee reports: References will be obtained from at least one professional peer referee who is independent of the applicant, with no conflict of interest, and who can attest to the applicant s clinical performance within the previous three years (i.e. since the initial credentialing and defining of scope of clinical practice.) In addition, a recent performance review report or reference from the SMDP s line manager is to be sought. When a SMDP works in multiple health care facilities, referee reports will be requested from the SMDP s managers at the principal health care facility and at least one other health care facility. MDPSU collates all material and forwards to MDAAC for consideration. Consideration by MDAAC SR Step 4 Re-credentialing MDAAC must review and verify the following: Applicant s completed form: Health Directorate Medical & Dental Application for Re-Credentialing and Review of Scope of Clinical Practice. Applicant s registration status in the appropriate category with AHPRA. (NOTE: Any decision regarding the review of the scope of clinical practice must take into account any conditions or undertakings on his/her registration. These may arise out of impairment, disciplinary or registration issues - for example, if the applicant has given an undertaken to AHPRA to refrain from performing a particular procedure, then the scope of clinical practice granted in every facility at which the applicant works should reflect this.) Applicant continues to hold the qualifications mandatory to the appointment (for example, College Fellowship). This includes documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and evidence of training to demonstrate competence in the requested scope of clinical practice. Degree testamurs and Fellowship certificates must be formally certified in accordance with the Medical Board of Australia requirements. Applicant continues to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance in accordance with the Medical Board of Australia / Dental Board of Australia Professional Indemnity DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 8 of 13

9 Insurance Arrangements Registration Standards (see Attachment 1: Medical Indemnity for SMDPs). References obtained by MDPSU (see SR Step 3 above). (NOTE: If there are performance concerns identified in a particular health care facility, these are to be communicated to the Medical Director at the principal facility i.e. the Director of Medical Services at Calvary or the Executive Director of Medical Services at Canberra Hospital and Health Services.) SR Step 5 Additional information relevant to safe practice MDAAC may consider any other material that it believes is reasonably relevant to safe practice, including but not limited to: Reports from the Health Services Commissioner, AHPRA and/or Medicare Australia; Patient and staff complaints; Medical indemnity history; Clinical review and audit; Information made available from a clinical or non-clinical area of the Health Directorate or Calvary Public Hospital; or Participation in patient safety initiatives. SR Step 6 MDAAC recommendation to the decision-maker in relation to scope of clinical practice MDAAC should request further information from the applicant where, there is insufficient information to support the review of scope of clinical practice. MDAAC prepares a recommendation in writing to the decision-maker in relation to: Review of Scope of Clinical Practice The recommendation must mirror any suspensions, conditions or undertakings imposed by AHPRA on the applicant. Duration of Scope of Clinical Practice The recommendation must include a specified period for the scope of clinical practice of not more than three (3) years and with a defined end date. (NB: The duration of a standard scope of clinical practice for a locum SMDP shall be for no more than twelve months. Full re-credentialing needs to be undertaken prior to commencing each subsequent period of employment or engagement.) Variation recommended by MDAAC Where MDAAC proposes to make a recommendation that a scope of clinical practice is to be changed from that applied for and the change is likely to be detrimental to the SMDP, the recommendation must not be forwarded to the decision-maker until: The applicant has been provided with a written copy of the reasons for the proposed change and given an opportunity, in accordance with Section 65 of DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 9 of 13

10 the Health Act, to make a submission to MDAAC within 21 days about the proposed recommendation; and MDAAC has considered any submission made by the applicant. (NOTE: If MDAAC recommends an extraordinary review of scope of clinical practice, the matter is to be referred to the Clinical Practice Committee for their consideration.) MDAAC submits the recommendation in writing to the decision-maker. The recommendation will include any proposed limitations (such as supervision requirements, conditions or undertakings on registration) and will specify the period until the next planned review of the scope of clinical practice. SR Step 7 Decision by the decision-maker The decision-maker considers the MDAAC recommendation. The decision-maker must notify the applicant and relevant staff in writing of a decision in relation to the scope of clinical practice within 10 working days of receipt of the MDAAC recommendation. (NOTE: the decision-maker may delegate the notification process to MDPSU.) Variation recommended by MDAAC Where the decision-maker accepts any MDAAC recommendation that a scope of clinical practice is to be changed from that originally determined and the change is likely to be detrimental to the SMDP, the decision-maker is required to develop a scope of clinical practice executive decision notice and notify the applicant and other persons as specified in Section 70 of the Health Act. (NOTE: A scope of clinical practice decision notice must meet the requirements of a reviewable decision notice under the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008 and the ACAT Regulations.) The requirements of a reviewable decision notice are set out in the regulations as follows: 7 Requirements for reviewable decision notices Act, s 67A (3) A reviewable decision notice given to a person in relation to a decision under an authorising law must (a) state the decision; and (b) if the decision puts, or amends, a condition on a licence or registration include a copy of the condition; and (c) state that the person may apply for a reasons statement in relation to the decision under the Act, section 22B; and (d) state that the person may apply to the ACAT for review of the decision; and (e) (f) state how to make the application; and state the other options available under ACT laws to have the decision reviewed. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 10 of 13

11 SR Step 8 Appeals Where the decision-maker makes a decision to: (a) amend or withdraw the scope of clinical practice of the doctor or dentist; or (b) amend the terms of engagement of the doctor or dentist; or (c) suspend or end the engagement of the doctor or dentist; the affected SMDP may make an application to the ACT Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (ACAT) for a review of the decision on its merits. Further information about the ACAT can be found at SR Step 8 Mutual Recognition of Credentials and Scope of Clinical Practice Some SMDPs undertake clinical practice at health facilities operated by both the HD and Calvary. If the decision-maker has, on recommendation by MDAAC, fully credentialled and defined the SMDP s scope of clinical practice at one ACT public health care facility, mutual recognition at another public health care facility may be automatically approved by MDAAC, contingent on the consideration of the clinical service capability of the other facility. Roles and Responsibilities Position SMDP Decision-maker Director MDPSU Responsibilities Ensure all requested information is provided to MDAAC within the required timeframes. Disclose the status of registration including any conditions, past or present suspensions, reprimands or undertakings, limitation on scope of clinical practice by another facility or any other matter that MDAAC could reasonably expect to be disclosed in order to make an informed decision on credentials and scope of clinical practice. Comply with review of scope of clinical practice in a timely manner. At all times act in good faith. Ensure that all SMDPs within their health facilities are credentialled and granted scope of clinical practice in accordance with the Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners Appointments and Credentialing Policy and its associated implementation standards. Ensure that credentialing and defining of scope of clinical practice are undertaken in accordance with national standards and in compliance with the Health Act. Ensure MDAAC secretariat maintains complete records of the credentialing process for each recommendation and ensures those records are available for audit. Consideration must be given to ensuring MDAAC conducts its responsibilities to a high standard and in a timely manner. Ensure the letter advising the applicant of a decision made under this Standard is dispatched to the applicant within 10 business days of the decision being made. Ensure that practices are in accordance with the Health Act. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 11 of 13

12 Director-General CEO, Calvary Health Care ACT Chair of MDAAC MDAAC Members Accountable for granting the scope of clinical practice to doctors and dentists whose home health facility is a Health Directorate health facility. Accountable for granting the scope of clinical practice to doctors and dentists whose primary appointment is with Calvary Public Hospital. Ensure that MDAAC functions in compliance with the Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners Appointments and Credentialing Policy and the MDAAC Terms of Reference. Ensure MDAAC secretariat maintains complete records of the credentialing process for each recommendation and ensures those records are available for audit. Ensure each member of MDAAC has completed training on the Health Directorate credentialing process and understands their role and responsibilities as a member of MDAAC. Ensure MDAAC members conduct their responsibilities to a high standard and in a timely manner. Meetings of MDAAC should be conducted on at least a monthly basis. The Chair may convene an executive meeting where, in the opinion of the Chair, a matter should not reasonably wait for the next scheduled meeting of MDAAC. Ensure records of the MDAAC are maintained as per the provisions of the General Disposal Authority in the Health Directorate Public Health Records and Information Policy, Procedures and Disposal Authority. Provide advice in accordance with the Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners Appointments and Credentialing Policy, the MDAAC Terms of Reference and the requirements of the Health Act. Provide independent advice to the decision-maker. Recommend scope of clinical practice consistent with the clinical services capability for the clinical service. Evaluation Outcome Measures At initial appointment and through scheduled or other reviews, all SMDPs are fully credentialled and hold an appropriate scope of clinical practice. Method The Director of MDPSU will establish and implement a suite of Key Performance Indicators agreed by the DD-G, Strategy & Corporate. In addition there will be an annual Evaluation Report of MDAAC performance and outcomes. Related Legislation, Policy and Standards Legislation Health Act 1993 (ACT) Discrimination Act 1991 Public Sector Management Act (1994) Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2010 (ACT) ACT Public Sector Management Standards 2006 DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 12 of 13

13 Standards Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP 5) CanMEDS 2005 Physician Competency Framework Public Sector Management Standards 2006 Related Policies Health Directorate Area of Need - Vacant Medical Positions - Public and Private Sector (GPs Excluded) Policy and Procedures Health Directorate Appeal Panel Policy Health Directorate Introduction of New Health Technology Policy Health Directorate Complaints or Concerns about the Clinical Competence of a Doctor or Dentist Policy Health Directorate Performance Development and Review of Doctors and Dentists Policy Health Directorate Performance Management Policy Health Directorate Privacy and Confidentiality Policy Health Directorate Public Interest Disclosure Policy Health Directorate Recruitment Policy Health Directorate Recruitment Advertising Policy Health Directorate Working Together to Enhance our Performance Policy Health Directorate Underperformance Management Policy Mental Health ACT Appointment of Mental Health Officers (MOH) Policy Human Resource Management policy Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Agreements ACT Individual Sessional VMO Agreement 2010 Health Directorate (VMO Core Conditions) Determination 2010 (No 1) Notifiable Instrument NI Certified Agreements ACT Public Service Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement ACT Public Service Health Directorate (Health Professionals) Enterprise Agreement Attachments Attachment 1: Medical Indemnity for Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 13 of 13

14 ATTACHMENT 1 Medical Indemnity for Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners The purpose of this document is to outline the indemnity arrangements for Senior Medical or Dental Practitioners (SMDPs) engaged by a public health facility in the ACT. Background Australia s national registration scheme clearly requires that SMDPs have professional indemnity insurance for all aspects of their medical or dental practice. A hospital employed SMDP, is required to have his/her own cover for any form of medical or dental practice that he/she provides outside his/her regular employment, such as writing scripts for a nonhospital patient or volunteering medical or dental care. The ACT Government Health Directorate (HD) is vicariously liable for negligent acts or omissions by its employees in the course of employment. For an act to be considered within the course of employment, it must either be authorised or be so connected with an authorised act that it can be considered a mode, though an improper mode, of performing it. Thus matters relating to fraudulent, criminal or malicious conduct are regarded as outside the proper scope of employment. All budget-funded ACT Government agencies and statutory authorities are required to be insured with the ACT Insurance Authority (ACTIA), a statutory authority responsible to the ACT Treasurer. Further information on the range of insurance cover provided by ACTIA can be obtained from the HD Insurance and Legal Management Policy. Under these insurance arrangements, all HD employees are indemnified for any action that may result in a claim for losses suffered as a result of any alleged negligent act, error or omission in the performance of professional services. The insurance covers the costs of defending allegations of negligence made by third parties against the HD and its officers, and for the possibility of having to settle or make court ordered payments to those third parties. Special Conditions Staff Specialists - Rights of private practice Senior Staff Specialists who undertake, under the provisions of the 'Rights to Private Practice Scheme Agreement', the provision of services to private inpatients and outpatients are covered for medical negligence indemnity, provided the patients are billed by HD and HD receives the payments from such billing. Visiting Medical Officers, Honorary Visiting Medical Officers and Visiting Dental Officers These individuals are indemnified by the HD for civil liability in relation to all claims arising from their work as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO), Honorary VMO or Visiting Dental Officer (VDO) providing care to public patients in the ACT public health system; unless the claim arises from conduct comprising a criminal offence or serious and wilful misconduct. VMOs/VDOs are required to hold their own appropriate insurance for treatment of private, compensable and non-eligible patients. Indemnity is further detailed in Schedule 4 Conditions of Liability Cover of the relevant agreement (see Attachment A). DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 1 of 2

15 Obligations All salaried specialists are subject to the obligations of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (PSM) in performing his or her duties as a public employee during the course of their employment. Section 9 of the PSM sets out the general obligations of public employees and failure to adhere to these obligations may result in disciplinary action. Ex-employees may be contacted by a third party investigator or the ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) to provide information in relation to an actual or possible claim or an inquest process. They are expected to co-operate fully in this process and throughout the life of any claim or investigation. VMOs/VDOs are required to co-operate through: prompt reporting of incidents; prompt reporting of any claim; and providing all information and assistance requested in the conduct of any claim. Where the VMO/VDO fails to comply with the requirements of the last dot point above, indemnity may be withdrawn by the Territory (Clause 4.3, Conditions of Liability Cover, Standard VMO contract). Seeking further advice Insurance and indemnity queries should be directed to the ILLU in the first instance. Refer to the Standard Operating Procedure - Legal Indemnity for Staff. Providing Information Information can be provided either verbally or in written format to a third party investigator or to the ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) and may be coordinated by the Medico-Legal Team within the Quality & Safety Unit. Access to Information The following parties may receive the information provided: Third party investigators (External); Quality & Safety Unit (Territory); Insurance and Legal Liaison Unit (Territory); ACT Insurance Authority (Territory); ACT Government Solicitor (Territory); Human Rights Commission (Territory Complaints only); or ACT Government panel of Reinsurers (External). All information will be handled in the strictest of confidence and only provided to other agencies on a need-to-know basis. External parties are bound under strict confidentiality clauses included within either the Territory s insurance policies or contract for service agreements. Information provided by an SMDP can be requested by a Court or by the other party s legal representation if the matter proceeds to hearing. DGD Oct 2012 Oct 2015 MDPSU 2 of 2

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