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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Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated. The Act contains few but important powers for the Minister. Minister may require authority to respond to concerns following audit.

Restrictions on issue of annual practising certificate. Reprint as at 7 March Status and functions of authorities. Duty of health practitioners in respect of reproductive health services. Vacancies may be filled by Minister. Minister must appoint person upca for activity. Persons 22003 provisional certificates of registration under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act Principles guiding the prescribing of qualifications.

The Act incorporates the basic principles of ongoing competence and the separation of the registration process from the disciplinary process.


Practitioners whose registration continued deemed to have authorised scope of practice. Medical practitioners holding interim registration.

Consequential amendments, repeals, and revocations.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ

Persons holding provisional certificates under Dietitians Act Continuation of pending investigations, inquiries, and disciplinary proceedings. Further provisions relating to authorities in Schedule 3. Committees may appoint legal advisers and investigators. Applications for annual practising certificate.

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

Certificates of registered information. Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health. Currency of annual practising certificate.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Skip to main content. Entry to be cancelled on death of health practitioner. Registration of practitioners and authorisations of scopes of practice. Complaints and disciplinary proceedings. Following enactment of this Act no elections to be held for registration bodies.

About the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Laying of charge before Tribunal. Authorities must hpfa Registrars. Persons holding certificates of temporary hca under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act The Act came fully into force on 18 September Application of Legislation Act to notices under section Charges about conduct before commencement of this section. The Act is very much about handing to the authorities responsibility for — and providing at with tools for – ensuring that health practitioners are, and remain, competent and safe to practise.


Health and Disability Commissioner must notify authority of pending complaint. Appeal on question of law. Response to complaints referred by Health and Disability Commissioner. Referral of complaints and notices of conviction to professional conduct committee. Amendments to Accident Insurance Act for transitional purposes.

Review of operation of 2030. Procedure for considering applications. Further provisions relating to Tribunal in Schedule 1. Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Physiotherapy Act Revocation of protection or revocation of appointment of person responsible. Scope of practice must be endorsed on practising certificates.

Power to order medical examination. The Ministry of Health administers the Act. Restriction on information obtained by professional 2003 committees. Power to seek medical advice. Persons registered under Dietitians Act deemed to be registered under this Act.