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Information for Employers
Employer obligations to report practitioners to the Board
 

There are certain sections of the HPCA Act that require employers to report their employees to the Board.

*Section 34(3) of the HPCA Act requires an employer to promptly give the Registrar of the Board written notice whenever an employee employed as a health practitioner resigns or is dismissed from his or her employment for reasons relating to competence. This notice must include the reasons for the resignation or dismissal.

*Section 45(2) of the HPCA Act requires an employer to promptly give the Registrar of the Board written notice if they have reason to believe that a health practitioner is unable to perform the functions required for the practice of their profession because of some mental or physical condition. This notice must include all of the circumstances surrounding this belief.

If you believe you need to make one of the above mentioned notifications or are unsure, please contact the Board’s Registrar on 04 9184727.

Registration and Annual Renewal of Practising Status
 

To practise in New Zealand, psychotherapists must be registered with the Board and hold a current practising certificate.

It is a requirement under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA) that practitioners advise the Board of their practising intentions each year and the Board will contact all registrants shortly before the end of the practising year; the practising year runs 1 October - 30 September.

It is an individual practitioner's responsibility to renew their practising status each year. They cannot pass this responsibility, or their application, onto their employer.

Employeers can check a practitioner's practising status using the Board's Public Register at any time.



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