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HEALTH CARE ACT 2008 (NO 3 OF 2008) - SECT 69

69—Appointment of teams

        (1)         If an adverse incident involving a health services entity is reported to, or comes to the attention of, a designated authority, the designated authority may appoint a team (a root cause analysis or RCA team) to undertake an investigation and to provide reports in relation to the incident in accordance with this Part.

        (2)         The RCA team may be constituted by such persons as the designated authority may determine after taking into account any requirements prescribed by the regulations.

        (3)         The designated authority must ensure that a written record is kept of the persons appointed as members of the RCA team.

        (4)         The purpose of an investigation is to identify issues within the system that contributed to or resulted in the occurrence of the adverse incident and to provide recommendations for measures to prevent a reoccurrence of a similar incident.

        (5)         The procedures and processes adopted for the purposes of an investigation will be determined—

            (a)         by the regulations; or

            (b)         to the extent that the regulations do not regulate a particular matter—by the relevant team (taking into account any relevant protocols authorised by the health services entity or professional standards or requirements).

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