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|
|Dentistry, dental hygiene, clinical dental technology, dental technology, dental therapy and oral health therapy||Dental Council|
|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|
|Nursing||Nursing Council of New Zealand|
|Occupational Therapy||Occupational Therapy Board|
|Optometry and optical dispensing||Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board|
|Paramedic services||Paramedic Council|