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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 246..


* Notwithstanding the above, Roads ACT installed pedestrian warning signs at the entrance to the car park to alert motorists to the presence of pedestrians;

* In regard to practical measures to improve safety, Roads ACT has advised the school's staff that parents should be encouraged to meet their children on the underpass side of the carpark and that children should be instructed to wait on the underpass side of the carpark until they are met by their parents; and

* In addition, Roads ACT officers met again with the School Principal and Deputy Principal. Further inspections and meetings with concerned parents are being arranged during the first week of term. Roads ACT will further investigate any issues raised during these meetings and implement additional measures if required.

Health Amendment Bill 2011

Mr Corbell, on behalf of Ms Gallagher, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.01): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I present to the Assembly today the Health Amendment Bill 2011 which provides for two unrelated matters: firstly, amendments to part 4 and part 5 of the Health Act 1993 which governs how approved clinical privileges committees and quality assurance committees exercise their powers and perform their functions, and, secondly, amendments to establish a local hospital network or LHN for the ACT.

Part 4 of the Health Act governs how approved quality assurance committees exercise their powers and perform their functions. The amendments in the Health Amendment Bill 2011 are not to change the intent of the act or set any new direction of the government in regard to the governance of quality assurance committees. The amendments simply seek to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of health services in the ACT through changes to the language used, improved mechanisms for reporting, and providing a sunset clause for committees.

Firstly, the Health Amendment Bill 2011 proposes to clarify the ongoing intention of the act to enable information to be shared with the entities outlined in the act. The amendment removes the exception that is ingrained in the current language, which has led to varied interpretations of when information may be shared with the identified entities.

Secondly, a series of new reporting provisions will clarify reporting on issues that arise in the committees. Redefining the scope of the reporting requirements will


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