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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Unexpired annual practising certificates and licences and continuation of exemptions. Persons holding provisional certificates under Nurses Act Removal of qualifications, or cancellation of registration, overseas. Resourcing of Tribunal and nomination of executive officers.
Continuation of pending investigations, inquiries, and disciplinary proceedings. Funding of Tribunal and recovery of costs and fines.
Appeal on question of law. Having one legislative framework allows for consistent procedures and terminology across the professions now regulated by the Act.
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act | Ministry of Health NZ
Conditions for designating health services as health profession. Registrars to make necessary entries. Notice of right of appeal. Persons holding provisional certificates under Dental Act Persons holding provisional certificates of registration under Psychologists Act Financial matters and annual report.
Referral of complaints and notices of conviction to professional conduct committee.
Following enactment of this Act no elections to be held for registration bodies. Further provisions relating to authorities in Schedule 3. Constitution of Tribunal for hearings.
Persons holding provisional certificates under Dietitians Act Persons holding certificates of temporary registration as podiatrists under Medical Auxiliaries Act Important key protections are in place, with provisions that will ensure that: 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.
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
Procedure and decisions of Tribunal. Continuation of exemptions from holding annual practising certificates or licences.
Authorities may prescribe fees. Other provisions relating to directions. Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act have been made in this official reprint. Certificates of registered information. Restriction on information obtained by professional conduct committees.
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Persons registered under former registration Acts deemed to be registered under this Act. Status and capacity of authorities.
Unsatisfactory results of competence programme or recertification programme.
Power to issue search warrants in respect of offences against section 7 or section 9. Persons holding certificates of temporary registration under Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Act Recovery of fines and costs.
About the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act
Persons registered under Psychologists Act deemed to be hlca under this Act. Grounds on which health practitioner may be disciplined. Continuation of competence reviews, competence programmes, and recertification programmes under Medical Practitioners Act Procedure after committee makes recommendation or determination. Application of Legislation Act to notices under section Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners.
Cancellation or suspension not to affect existing liabilities. Corporate and administrative matters governed by Schedule 3.
In return for the increased powers for the professions in respect of the clinical decisions that relate to fitness for registration and competence to practise, there are checks and balances to ensure that regulatory authorities are held accountable for complying with the provisions of the Act, through the Minister to Parliament.