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Name: Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (No. 49 of 2003).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Nursing personnel
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-09-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2003, Vol. 3, pp. 1261-1478
ISN: NZL-2003-L-68267
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2003, Vol. 3, pp. 1261-1478
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation whose aim is to provide for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions. Divided into 7 parts. Part 1 (s. 2-10) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 11-33) provides for registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners. Part 3 (s. 34-63) makes provision for competence, fitness to practise and quality assurance. Part 4 (s. 64-105) deals with complaints and discipline; Part 5 (s. 106-113) with appeals. Part 6 (s. 114-152) provides for structures and administration. Part 7 (s. 153-227) contains miscellaneous and transitional provisions.

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