Updates - Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

Updates relating to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

2018

The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill was introduced to parliament on 15 February 2018. The Bill can be read on the New Zealand legislation website: Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill.

2014

Review of 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.

2011

7 Jul: Proposal that traditional Chinese medicine become a regulated profession under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

There was an invitation to submit comments on the proposal to regulate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Submissions closed on 19 August 2011.

2010

1 Jun: Applying for regulation under the HPCA Act

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.

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