Page 401 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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solution for privately practising midwives to continue to deliver intrapartum care in home, otherwise known as home birth services.

The COAG Health Council made the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment (Midwife Insurance Exemption) Regulation 2016—I will refer to it as “the regulation”—to extend the current exemption for privately practising midwives providing home birth services for a period of three years to 31 December 2019.

The COAG Health Council agreed that in conjunction with the extension exemption, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia would be asked to undertake an audit of all privately practising midwives who provide home birth services, and to bring a report on the operation of the board’s safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives, and the results of the audit, to the council at the end of 12 months of operation of these guidelines in December 2017.

This regulation was published in the Victorian government gazette by the Victorian Government Printer on 11 October 2016 in accordance with section 245(3) of the national law. The regulation was tabled in the Queensland parliament on 4 November 2016. I have tabled a copy of the regulation for the information of members.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Schedule—Leases granted for the period 1 October to 31 December 2016.

Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme—Update on the ACT Government response—Quarterly report—1 October to 31 December 2016.

Mr Ramsay presented the following paper:

Coroners Act, pursuant to subsection 102(8)—ACT Coroner’s Court—Annual Report 2015/16, dated 21 December 2016.

Ms Stephen-Smith presented the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2015-2016—Community Services Directorate—Corrigendum.

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Performance reports

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 30E—Half-yearly directorate performance reports—December 2016, for the following directorates or agencies:

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, dated February 2017.

Community Services Directorate, dated February 2017.

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