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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Authority must notify certain persons of risk of harm to public. Minister may audit authorities. Provisions relating to persons whose registration is suspended. Bodies continued in existence and appointed as authorities in respect of health professions.

Meaning of period of transition. Persons registered under Medical Auxiliaries Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Applications pending at commencement of this section to be dealt with under former registration Act.

Medical practitioners holding temporary registration. Minister may ask for statistical information. Matters to be observed in reviewing competence. Restricted activities under the Act. Interpretation of terms used in this subpart. Its purpose is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure the life long competence of health practitioners.


Submissions received on the review are available from the Ministry’s library. Reference to chiropractors in other enactments.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Applications for registration of health practitioners and authorisations of scopes of practice. Persons registered under Chiropractors Act deemed to hpa registered under this Act. Decisions of authority as to practising certificate and scope of practice.

Persons registered under Psychologists Act deemed to be registered under this Act. The Ach of Health administers the Act. Power to issue search warrants in respect of offences against section 7 or section 9. 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 hpa of their professional lives.

Responsible authorities under the Act.

About the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Savings for exemptions under Medical Auxiliaries Act Persons registered under Dental Act deemed to be registered under this Act. The review is ongoing.


at Restriction on information obtained by professional conduct committees. Power to order medical examination. Authorities must appoint Registrars. Certain activities restricted to particular health practitioners. The Act is very much about handing to the authorities responsibility for — and providing them with tools for – ensuring that health practitioners are, and remain, competent and safe to practise.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ

Repeal of Part 6 of Medical Practitioners Act and savings. Search within this Act.

Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Physiotherapy Act Application of Legislation Act to notices under section Authority may authorise scope of practice or changed scope of practice. This includes managing the consultation processes to enable the Hpda to appoint the members of the authorities. Registrars to give effect to transitional provisions.

Orders limiting restoration of registration.

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