Aotearoa New Zealand Responsible Authorities (Health Regulatory Bodies)

Responsible authorities are bodies corporate legislated for by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Every health practitioner who practises in a regulated profession in New Zealand must be registered with the relevant responsible authority and hold an Annual Practising Certificate (APC) issued by that authority. Additionally, the Act specifically bars any individual from claiming to be a practitioner of a regulated profession, or in any way imply that they practise or are willing to practise a regulated profession, unless they are appropriately qualified, registered with the relevant authority, and hold an APC.

Chinese medicine services Chinese Medicine Council of New Zealand
Chiropractic Chiropractic Board
Dentistry, dental hygiene, clinical dental technology, dental technology, dental therapy and oral health therapy Dental Council
Dietetics Dietitians Board
Medical Laboratory Science, Anaesthetic Technology Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Medical Radiation Technologists Board
Medicine Medical Council of New Zealand
Midwifery Midwifery Council
Nursing Nursing Council of New Zealand
Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Board
Optometry and optical dispensing Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board
Osteopathy Osteopathic Council
Paramedic services Paramedic Council
Pharmacy Pharmacy Council
Physiotherapy Physiotherapy Board
Podiatry Podiatrists Board
Psychology Psychologists Board
Psychotherapy Psychotherapists Board