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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Grounds on which health practitioner may be disciplined.

Bodies continued in existence and appointed as authorities in respect of health professions. Savings for exemptions under Medical Auxiliaries Act Decisions of authority as to practising certificate and scope of practice. Not all health professions are regulated under the Act. Following enactment of this Act no elections to be held for registration bodies. Skip to main content. The Ministry of Health administers the Act. Reference to occupational therapists in other enactments.


Decisions of authority on registration. Revocation of suspension or conditions. Reference to physiotherapists in other enactments. Persons registered under Nurses Act deemed to be registered under this Act.

Not being regulated under the Act does not imply that a profession lacks professional standards. Purpose of sections 54 to Orders to have effect pending determination of appeal.

Procedure after committee makes recommendation or determination. Unqualified person must not claim to be health practitioner.

Continuation of competence reviews, competence programmes, and recertification programmes under Medical Practitioners Act For example, they may be regulated through their employer or self-regulated by their profession. The review is ongoing.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ

Unexpired annual practising certificates and licences and continuation of exemptions. Reference to medical practitioners in other enactments. Register may be kept in parts. Persons registered under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act deemed to be registered under this Act.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Quality assurance activities under the Act. Certificate of Registrars to be evidence. Continuation of exemptions from holding annual practising certificates or licences.


Medical practitioners holding probationary registration. Authorities must specify scopes of practice.

Persons deemed registered xct this Act deemed to have authorised scope of practice. Act binds the Crown. Vacancies may be filled by Minister. Certain activities restricted to particular health practitioners.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Continuation of annual practising certificates and licences issued under former registration Acts. Meaning of period of transition. Power to issue search warrants in respect of offences against section 7 or section 9.