Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Act 2019

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Act 2019

Public Act
 
2019 No 11
Date of assent
 
11 April 2019
Commencement
 
see section 2

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
5New section 5A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
5ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
6Section 12 amended (Qualifications must be prescribed)
7Section 14 amended (Provisions relating to notices under sections 11 and 12)
8Section 17 amended (Applications for registration of health practitioners and authorisations of scopes of practice)
9Section 29 amended (Decisions of authority as to practising certificate and scope of practice)
10Section 31 amended (Interim practising certificate)
11Section 33 replaced (Surrender of practising certificate)
33Surrender of practising certificate
12Section 36 amended (When authority may review health practitioner’s competence)
13Section 38 amended (Orders concerning competence)
14Section 39 amended (Interim suspension of practising certificate or inclusion of conditions in scope of practice pending review or assessment)
15Section 48 amended (Interim suspension of practising certificate or inclusion of conditions in scope of practice in cases of suspected inability to perform required functions due to mental or physical condition)
16Section 49 amended (Power to order medical examination)
17Section 50 amended (Restrictions may be imposed in case of inability to perform required functions)
18Section 51 amended (Revocation of suspension or conditions)
19Section 58 amended (Reporting requirements)
20Section 65 amended (Response to complaints referred by Health and Disability Commissioner)
21New section 67A inserted (Action to be taken by authority on receipt of notice of conviction)
67AAction to be taken by authority on receipt of notice of conviction
22Section 68 replaced (Referral of complaints and notices of conviction to professional conduct committee)
68Referral of information to professional conduct committee
23Section 69 amended (Interim suspension of practising certificate pending prosecution or investigation)
24New section 69A inserted (Interim suspension of practising certificate pending prosecution or investigation if risk of harm to public)
69AInterim suspension of practising certificate pending prosecution or investigation if risk of harm to public
25New section 92A inserted (Chairperson may prohibit publication of names pending hearing of charge)
92AChairperson may prohibit publication of names pending hearing of charge
26Section 93 amended (Interim suspension of registration or imposition of restrictions on practice)
27Section 94 amended (Health practitioner may apply for revocation of order)
28Section 95 amended (Hearings to be public unless Tribunal orders otherwise)
29Section 102 amended (Orders limiting restoration of registration)
30Section 103 amended (Orders of Tribunal)
31New section 103A inserted (Resourcing Tribunal’s administration costs)
103AResourcing Tribunal’s administration costs
32Section 104 amended (Resourcing of Tribunal and nomination of executive officers)
33New section 104A inserted (Recovery of costs, fees, and expenses)
104ARecovery of costs, fees, and expenses
34Section 105 amended (Recovery of fines and costs)
35New sections 116A to 116D and cross-heading inserted
116AAuthorities may be amalgamated
116BEffect of amalgamation
116CFinal report of authority
116DMembers not entitled to compensation for loss of office
36New section 116E and cross-heading inserted
116EDirector-General of Health to publish list of responsible authorities
37Section 118 amended (Functions of authorities)
38Section 120 amended (Membership of authorities)
39New sections 122A and 122B and cross-heading inserted
122APerformance reviews
122BInformation about implementation of recommendations to be included in annual report
40Section 134 amended (Annual report)
41New section 134A and cross-heading inserted
134AAuthority to provide to Director-General of Health information about health practitioners
42Section 140 replaced (Health practitioners must notify Registrar of address)
140Health practitioners must notify Registrar of addresses for service
43Section 147 amended (Removal of qualifications, or cancellation of registration, overseas)
44Section 156 amended (Notice and service of documents)
45New sections 156A and 156B inserted
156AOrders of authority
156BWhen orders of authority or Tribunal take effect
46New sections 157A to 157I inserted
157AMeaning of naming policy
157BAuthorities to issue naming policies
157CConsultation on naming policies
157DNaming policies to be available on Internet
157EWhen naming policies come into force
157FReview of naming policies
157GNaming policies to be consistent with law
157HStatus of naming policies
157IAuthority naming health practitioner in accordance with naming policy protected by qualified privilege
47New Schedule 1AA inserted
48Schedule 1 amended
49Schedule 3 amended
50Consequential amendments to other enactments
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: