Updates relating to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
A strategic review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 began in 2012.
The objectives of the ongoing review are to assess how the operation of the Act can be improved, including how it continues to protect public safety in a changing health environment, and how it supports the development of New Zealand's health workforce now and in the future.
There was an invitation to submit comments on the proposal to regulate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Submissions closed on 19 August 2011.
This document provides the criteria and guidelines for health professions wanting to apply for regulation under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. These criteria came into effect from 1 July 2010.