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HEALTH CARE ACT 2008 (NO 3 OF 2008) - SECT 70

70—Restrictions on teams

        (1)         An RCA team must not conduct an investigation into the competence of a person in providing health services.

        (2)         If an RCA team has reason to suspect that its investigations may relate to an adverse incident that involves a prescribed act, the RCA team must suspend its activities and comply with the procedures prescribed by the regulations (and must not recommence its activities unless or until authorised under the provisions of the regulations).

        (3)         In this section—

"prescribed act" means—

            (a)         an act that is an offence under the law of the State that appears to have been committed by a member of the staff of the health services entity; or

            (b)         an act that is attributable to a member of the staff of the health services entity, or any other person involved in the adverse incident, being medically unfit; or

            (c)         an act that constitutes the abuse of a patient; or

            (d)         an act that appears to be a deliberately unsafe act (other than an act that might be reasonably undertaken in the provision of a health service); or

            (e)         an act brought within the ambit of this definition by the regulations.

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