HPCA ACT 2003 PDF

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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Health 0203 Disciplinary Tribunal. Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act Preliminary and key provisions. Reference to psychologists in other enactments.

About the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Authorities must specify scopes of practice. Persons registered under Physiotherapy Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Referral of complaints and notices of conviction to professional conduct committee. Act binds the Crown. Reference to pharmacists in other enactments. Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint. Restricted activities under the Act. Pending applications for registration.

Persons holding hpva certificates of registration under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act Search within this Act. Reference to physiotherapists in other enactments. Interim suspension of registration or imposition of restrictions on practice. Persons holding provisional certificates under Medical Auxiliaries Act Registrars to give effect to transitional provisions. Authorities may prescribe fees. Disputes about overlapping scopes of hpcw. Medical practitioners holding probationary registration.

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Authority must notify certain persons of risk of harm to public. Reference to chiropractors in other enactments. Exceptions to prohibition on disclosure.

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

Interpretation of terms used in this subpart. Contents of authorisation of scope of practice. Compliance with requirement to provide information or document. Persons registered under Medical Auxiliaries Act deemed to be registered under this Act.

However, while the Ministry has certain functions under the Act, the primary responsibility and accountability intentionally falls on the relevant regulatory authorities. Skip to main content. Authority must inform applicant that it proposes to depart from indicated scope of practice or to decline application. Reprint as at 7 March Revocation of protection or revocation of appointment of person responsible. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act the Act provides a framework for the regulation of health practitioners 22003 order to protect the public where there is a risk of harm from professional practice.

Persons deemed registered under this Act deemed to have authorised scope of practice.

Persons holding provisional certificates under Dietitians Act Persons registered under Occupational Therapy Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Minister may require authority to respond to concerns following audit.

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Application for, and conferral of, protection on quality assurance activity. Decisions of authority as to practising certificate and scope of practice. Extension of office of elected members of registration bodies. Not being regulated under the Act does not imply that a profession lacks professional standards. Constitution of Tribunal for hearings. Minister may audit authorities. Medical practitioners holding interim registration.

Clarifications concerning section Complaints and disciplinary proceedings. Continuation of exemptions from holding annual practising certificates or licences. Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Psychologists Act Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners.

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.

Persons registered under Psychologists Act deemed to be registered under this Act. No action to be taken while matter under investigation by Health and Disability Commissioner. Note Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint.