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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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Add to web feed Order a commercial print. Court may refer matter back for reconsideration. Clarifications concerning section Interim suspension of practising certificate or inclusion of conditions in scope of practice pending review or assessment.

Prescribed scopes of practice, qualifications, and experience. Medical practitioners holding probationary registration.

Recovery of fines and costs. H;ca authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint. Minister may audit authorities. Practitioners whose registration continued deemed to have authorised scope of practice.

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

Review of operation of Act. Compliance with requirement to provide information or document. Entry to be cancelled on death of health practitioner. Settlement of complaint by conciliation. Minister may ask for statistical information. Persons holding provisional certificates under Occupational Therapy Act Registrations subject to time limits under former registration Acts.


Financial matters and annual report. The Ministry of Health acr the Act. Revocation of protection or revocation of appointment of person responsible. They reflect the primary purpose of the Act to protect the public and the Minister’s obligations to the public. Authorities must specify scopes of practice.

Reference to dietitians in other enactments. Continuation of annual practising certificates and licences issued under former registration Acts.

Provisions applying to authorities. Status and functions of authorities. Reference to psychologists in other enactments.

The Parliamentary Counsel Office www. Professional conduct committees may receive evidence. Persons registered under Chiropractors Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Minister may authorise disclosure of information. Minister may give directions to resolve dispute. Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Psychologists Act Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act publications.

Persons holding hpac of temporary registration as medical laboratory technologists under Medical Auxiliaries Act Not being regulated under the Act does not imply that a profession 2030 professional standards. The Act builds on the framework created by earlier legislation, in particular the Medical Practitioners Act Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act.


Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Reference to nurses and midwives in other enactments. Power to order medical examination. Authorities to publish register.

Procedure for considering applications. No action to be taken while matter under investigation by Health and Disability Commissioner. Further provisions relating to Tribunal in Schedule 1. Referral of complaints and notices of conviction to professional conduct committee.

Procedure and decisions of Tribunal. Referral of complaints and interim suspensions. Unqualified person must not claim to be health practitioner. Decisions of authority on registration. Committees may regulate own procedure. Health practitioners must not practise outside scope of practice. Further provisions relating to authorities hpcaa Schedule 203. Procedure after committee makes recommendation or determination.

Removal of qualifications, or cancellation of registration, overseas. Complaints about conduct before commencement of this section. Status and capacity of authorities. Persons registered under Medical Practitioners Act deemed to be registered atc this Act.