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Designation of Auditors

Pursuant to section 32 of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 (“the Act”), I, Dr Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Leadership, Protection and Regulation, Ministry of Health, under delegation from the Director-General of Health, and being satisfied that the criteria under section 34 of the Act are met, designate Leslie McCullough and Ann Marie Bailey to audit the provision or likely future provision of the following kinds of health care services:

  • Hospital care services (as defined in section 4(1) of the Act), that are:
    • children’s health services;
    • geriatric services;
    • maternity services;
    • medical services;
    • mental health services;
    • surgical services;
  • Rest home care services (as defined in section 6(2) of the Act); and
  • Residential disability services (as defined in section 4(1) of the Act), that are:
    • intellectual;
    • physical;
    • psychiatric;
    • sensory.

This designation is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The designated auditors must comply with the requirements of the Designated Auditing Agency Handbook issued by the Ministry and updated from time to time.
  2. Promptly after giving a certified provider or prospective provider an audit report, the designated auditors must:
    • complete the Ministry of Health Audit Report Tool and provide an electronic copy to the Ministry; and
    • provide a summary of the audit report to the Ministry written in plain English, developed in consultation with the provider subject to the audit.
  3. The designated auditors must provide any information about the auditing of health care services pursuant to the Act if requested in writing by the Ministry.
  4. The designated auditors must provide in a timely manner when requested by the Ministry in writing the details of their auditing qualifications and experience, and if relevant, the area of clinical or service competency of each auditor.
  5. The designated auditors must provide all documentation to the Ministry in the form prescribed by the Ministry.

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of June 2015.

Dr DON MACKIE, Chief Medical Officer.