DRAFT POLICY FOR CONSULTATION: Credentialing and Defining Clinical Privileges for Senior Medical and Dental Practitioners in NSW Health

28-Apr-2017

 



ASMOF has been informed by the Ministry of Health (‘Ministry’) that the Ministry is reviewing Policy Directive 2005_497 – Visiting Practitioners and Staff Specialists Delineation of Clinical Privileges. The Ministry has accordingly provided a copy of its revised draft policy to ASMOF for consultation.

The following documents are provided:
  1. Draft policy – MoH Consultation Draft – Jan 2017 PD
  2. Current policy - PD 2005_497 – Visiting Practitioners and Staff Specialists Delineation of Clinical Privileges
  3. Referenced policy – PD 2015_026 – Recruitment and Selection of Staff to the NSW Health Service

You will see that the draft policy provided contains a number of specific consultation questions, namely:
  • Consultation question 1: Should this policy directive set out any additional requirements regarding membership of the Credentials (Clinical Privileges) Subcommittee or is this a matter for local decision making? [page 9]
  • Consultation question 2: Is the information contained in Appendix A appropriate? [page 11]
  • Consultation question 3: Does PD2015_26 provide appropriate guidance in relation to the credentialing of practitioners that provide services across PHOs? Should any further guidance be included on the credentialing of such practitioners? [please refer to page 14 for further details]
  • Consultation question 4: What approach should be taken in relation to this requirement? [please refer to page 16 for further details]
  • Consultation question 5: Is the information detailed under Appendix B appropriate? [page 17]
ASMOF is seeking your feedback on the above consultation questions. Comments on any other aspects of the draft policy is also welcome. Please send your comments to tiffanyt@asmof.org.au by no later than COB Friday, 26th May 2017, to ensure that your feedback* is included in the ASMOF response letter to the Ministry.

*Feedback will be de-identified.