Review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Starting in 2012, the Ministry of Health led a review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

The scope of the review was agreed by Cabinet with the aim of ensuring that the Act retains the ability to safeguard health practitioners’ competence in a changing health system.

Submissions received in response to the discussion document are available from the Ministry's library. These are in Adobe PDF format and some users may experience difficulty accessing them.

Proposals resulting from the review were considered by Cabinet in 2015 and an amendment bill has been drafted. The Regulatory impact statement provides an analysis of options and the Cabinet paper (pdf, 112 KB) shows the proposals that were considered by Cabinet.

The Bill can be read on the New Zealand legislation website: Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill.

Download the Departmental Disclosure Statement (pdf, 93KB)

In this section

  • This page sets out the case for change in some aspects of the delivery of health practitioner regulation in New Zealand. Read more
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