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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Act binds the Crown. Hpac Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint.

Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Psychologists Act Health practitioners may be required to make records available. Information to be registered. Savings for exemptions under Medical Auxiliaries Act Continuation of annual practising certificates and licences issued under former registration Acts.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ

Persons registered under Dietitians Act deemed to be registered under this Act. Some are not regulated because they pose little risk of harm to the public; some are not regulated hcpa they work under the supervision of a regulated profession; some are regulated in other ways. Persons holding provisional certificates under Dental Act 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. Surrender of practising certificate. Notice of hpcs of appeal. The Ministry of Health administers the Act. Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners. Submissions received on the review are available from the Ministry’s library.

Provisions relating to persons whose registration is suspended. Financial matters and annual report. For example, they may be regulated through their employer or self-regulated by their profession. Laying of charge before Tribunal.

Following enactment of this Act no elections to be held for registration bodies. Restrictions may ac imposed in case of inability to perform required functions. Minister must appoint person responsible for activity.

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint. Reference to nurses and midwives in other enactments. Compliance with requirement to provide information or document.

Provisions applying to Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Certain activities restricted to particular health practitioners.

The Parliamentary Counsel Office www. Authority may authorise scope of practice or changed scope of practice. Reference to chiropractors in other enactments.

Reference to psychologists in other enactments. Scope of practice must be endorsed on practising certificates. Matters to be observed in reviewing competence. Power to order medical examination.

Interim suspension of practising certificate pending prosecution or investigation. This includes managing the consultation processes to enable the Minister to appoint the members of the authorities.

Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act 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. Continuation of pending investigations, inquiries, and disciplinary proceedings. Persons registered under former registration Acts deemed to be registered under this Act.


Entry to be cancelled on death of health practitioner.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Orders to have effect pending determination of appeal. Application of Legislation Act to notices under section Skip to main content. 20003 of fees, etc. In doing so, the Act repealed 11 occupational statutes governing 13 professions. Having one legislative framework allows for consistent procedures and terminology across the professions now regulated by the Acf. Unqualified person must not claim to be health practitioner. Bodies continued in existence and appointed as authorities in respect of health professions.

Persons registered under Medical Practitioners Act deemed hppca be registered under this Act. Currency of annual practising certificate.

Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Dietitians Act If you have difficulty accessing them please contact the library for another file format. Special protection for certain witnesses. Amendments to Accident Insurance Act for transitional purposes.