Publications & Forms

Consultation Documents

The Board is consulting on Draft Guidance for Chiropractors – Issuing certificates of proof of sickness or injury

The Holidays Act has recently been amended to allow any registered health practitioner under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) to provide a certificate for proof of sickness or injury in relation to employment.  

As this is new for chiropractors, the Board has drafted Guidance on this topic.  The intent of the Board’s draft Guidance is to assist chiropractors in complying with their legal and professional obligations, if they choose to issue certificates for this purpose. The Board welcomes submissions on the draft Guidance, including in particular:
1.   Does the guidance document provide enough clarity for chiropractors on issuing a Certificate of proof of sickness or injury’?
2.   If there is any additional information or guidance you would like the Board to consider including in this document, please provide details.

The consultation closes at 5pm on 7 May 2018.  Submissions may be emailed to admin@chiropracticboard.org.nz


From time to time the Board seeks submissions on specific policies , these consultation documents will be made available here.  Submissions are welcome from the general public, patients, chiropractors, other health professionals, stakeholders and any other interested party.

Scope of Practice

The Board, pursuant to section 11 (1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, is required to specify a Scope, or Scopes of Practice for the chiropractic profession.

The Board has approved one (1) Scope of Practice - Chiropractor - which was adopted by the Board on 27 March 2004.

Code of Ethics

At the February 2013 meeting the Board approved an updated Code of Ethics document which outlines the Board's expectations of chiropractors.

 A copy of the  Code of Ethics Document can be downloaded here.

Competency Standards

A copy of the Board’s Competency Based Professional Standards for Chiropractors Document can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board's Standards of Cultural Competence Policy can be downloaded here.

Advertising 

A copy of the Board’s Advertising Policy can be downloaded here.

Also for further information and guidance on advertising properly in New Zealand see the Advertising Standard Authority’s codes on health advertising at http://www.asa.co.nz/.

Continuing Professional Development

A copy of the Board's Continuing Professional Development Policy can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board's Guidance for establishing a formal peer group and recording formal peer group activities document can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board's Guidance for setting a Continuing Professional Development plan can be downloaded here

HPCA Act

To download a copy of the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act, click on the link below.

Privacy Act

To download a copy of the Privacy Act, click on the link below.

Privacy Act

Extended Term Management Plans (ETMP) and Pre-payment Arrangements (PPA) Board Policy 

A copy of the Board's Extended Term Management Plans (ETMP) and Pre-payment Arrangements (PPA) Board Policy  can be downloaded here.