to prescribe the qualifications required for scopes of practice within the profession, and, for that purpose, to accredit and monitor educational institutions and. The Council is a statutory body continued in existence by the Health Practitioners . Competence Assurance Act (the Act). The Act sets out several functions. Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act Public Act No Date of assent 18 September Commencement see section.

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Certain activities restricted to particular health practitioners. Orders limiting restoration of registration. Continuation of status of educational institutions. Vacancies may be h;ca by Minister. Applications pending at commencement of this section to be dealt with under former registration Act.

Power to order medical examination. Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Psychologists Act Regulating a new profession.

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Reference to psychologists in other enactments. Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Restricted activities under the Act. Notice of disciplinary proceedings to be given to practitioner.


The Act came fully into force on 18 September Restriction on information obtained by professional conduct committees.

Registrars to give effect to transitional provisions. Registration of practitioners and authorisations of scopes of practice. Currency of annual practising certificate. Unsatisfactory results of competence programme or recertification programme. Laying of charge before Tribunal. Resourcing of Tribunal and nomination of executive officers.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Home Advanced search Browse About this site. Corporate and administrative matters governed by Schedule 3. The principal purpose of protecting the health and safety of the public is emphasised and the Act includes mechanisms to ensure that practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions for the duration of their professional lives. Powers to call for information or documents.

About the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ

Persons registered under Physiotherapy Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Health practitioners may be required to make records available. Authorities to publish register. Zct conduct committees may receive evidence.


Bodies continued 0203 existence and appointed as authorities in respect of health professions. The Parliamentary Counsel Office www.

Authority may obtain information about application. Persons holding provisional certificates under Dental Act Funding of Tribunal and recovery of costs and fines. Financial matters and annual report. Approved educational institutions deemed to be institutions accredited by authorities. Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Psychologists Act Notice and service of documents.

Matters to be observed in reviewing competence. Certificate of Registrars to be evidence. Reference to chiropractors in other enactments. Medical practitioners holding probationary registration. Conditions for designating health services as health profession.