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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5239 ..


(3) For the documents identified in the response to part (2), (a) when will the updated documents be released and (b) why were they not reviewed prior to the expiry of the period they covered.

(4) For the documents identified in the response to part (1) that are not currently under review, (a) why are they not currently under review, (b) when will a review start and (c) when will updated documents be released.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) There are no Canberra Health Service (CHS) or ACT Health Directorate Strategies still in operation one year or more after the expiry period that the document covered.

(b) There are four CHS procedure documents still in operation one year or more after the review date identified. These are:

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Mobile Electrical Equipment including Clinical Equipment Operational Procedure;

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Inter-Hospital Transfer - Patients Requiring Intensive Care (Adults, Paediatrics and Neonates) Clinical Procedure;

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Medicare Provider Number Application by Senior Medical Practitioners Operational Procedure; and

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Potassium Replacement Prescribing, Monitoring and Administration - Adult Clinical Procedure.

(2) All four of the procedure documents listed above are currently under review, with regular updates on the status of these documents being provided to the CHS Policy Committee.

(3) (a) Updates and anticipated submission dates on each of the documents are listed below:

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Mobile Electrical Equipment including Clinical Equipment Operational Procedure - currently under review, with anticipated submission to the January 2019 CHS Policy Committee meeting.

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Inter-Hospital Transfer - Patients Requiring Intensive Care (Adults, Paediatrics and Neonates) Clinical Procedure - currently under review. Anticipated to be submitted for the December 2018 CHS Policy Committee meeting.

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Medicare Provider Number Application by Senior Medical Practitioners Operational Procedure - review has been completed, however requires sign-off by the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer, CHS following the transition of ACT Health into two separate entities; CHS and the ACT Health Directorate.

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Potassium Replacement Prescribing, Monitoring and Administration Clinical Procedure - was submitted to CHS Policy Committee in August 2018 with amendments requested by the Committee. Amended document anticipated to be re-submitted to Committee for final endorsement prior to end of 2018.

(b) The CHS Policy Committee has been assured by responsible clinical areas that all four documents are still safe and fit for purpose. The review of these documents was commenced, but not completed prior to their review dates in order to ensure appropriate organisation-wide consultation was conducted in line with policy governance requirements.


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