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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Competence, fitness to practise, and quality assurance. For example, they may be regulated through their employer or self-regulated by their profession. Following enactment of this Act no elections to be held for registration bodies.

Health practitioners may be required to make records available.

Corporate and administrative matters governed by Schedule 3. Inability to perform required functions.

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Grounds on which health practitioner may be disciplined. Practitioners and complainants may request changes in membership of professional conduct committee. Reference to pharmacists in other enactments. The Act builds on the framework created by earlier legislation, in particular the Medical Practitioners Act Reference to physiotherapists in other enactments.

Currency of annual practising certificate.

Notice of disciplinary proceedings to be given to practitioner. Authority must inform applicant that it proposes to depart from indicated scope of practice or to decline application. Orders as to publication of names or particulars.

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Review of operation of Act. Persons holding provisional certificates under Dietitians Act Regulating a new profession. Financial matters and annual report.

Authority may obtain information about application. Unqualified person must aact claim to be health practitioner. Important key protections are in place, with provisions that will ensure that: Membership of continuing authorities during hppca of transition.

Clarifications concerning section Power to issue search warrants in respect of offences against section 7 or section 9. Persons holding provisional certificates under Nurses Act The Act was passed by Parliament on 11 September and received the Royal assent on 18 September Persons registered under former registration Acts deemed to be registered under this Act. Power to order medical actt. These include the Minister’s powers to appoint authority members, to determine mechanisms actt facilitate resolution of disputes over scopes of practice and to gazette hpac activities that can be performed only by regulated health practitioners.

Quality assurance activities under the Act. Status and functions of authorities. Minister may audit authorities.

Notice of right of appeal. Entry to be actt on death of health practitioner. The Parliamentary Counsel Office www. Unexpired annual practising certificates and licences and continuation of exemptions.

Purpose of sections 54 to 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. Persons registered under Dental Act deemed to be registered under this Act.


Some are not regulated because they pose little risk of acct to the public; some are not regulated because they work under the supervision of a regulated profession; some are regulated in other ways. Persons deemed registered under this Act deemed to have authorised scope of practice. Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Nurses Act Decisions of authority on change to existing scope of practice.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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However, while the Ministry has certain functions under the Act, the primary responsibility and accountability intentionally falls on the relevant regulatory authorities. Persons registered under Pharmacy Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Continuation and establishment of authorities.

Persons registered under Medical Practitioners Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Reference to medical laboratory technologists, etc, in other enactments.