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.
One of the Chiropractic Board roles is to recognise, accredit and set programmes to ensure the ongoing competence of health practitioners.
The Board has identified that chiropractors who have completed their primary training in a jurisdiction other than NZ do not receive education in aspects of healthcare unique to New Zealand. There are public health and safety risks associated with the failure of a health practitioner to understand the legal, cultural and structural environment in which healthcare services are being provided. The Board has therefore set a recertification programme under section 41(3)(f) of the Act, requiring all chiropractors whose primary qualification was not obtained in New Zealand, and who register or re-register as a chiropractor after the date of the programme’s introduction, to complete education on practising in the New Zealand context.
Please read the Board’s Newly registered overseas-trained practitioners – Recertification Programme Policy and answer the questions as outlined in the Consultation Document which are:
1. Do you support implementation of a recertification programme for chiropractors who have trained overseas? Why?
2. Do you have any other comments or information that you would like to submit to the Board?
Feed back is to be emailed to the Registrar@chiropracticboard.org.nz and is to be received by Sunday 18th August 2019.
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