The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (the Board) was established due to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA). Please click here for more information on the HPCCA www.moh.govt.nz/hpca
The Chair of the Board is paid $90.00 per hour
The Board members are paid $80.00 per hour
These fees do not cover travel to meetings.
Role of the Board
The Board's role is to ensure the implementation of the HPCAA and fulfil the principal purpose as set out in Section 3 and the functions as set out in Section 118 of the HPCAA. The Board has made a commitment to ensure that issues of diversity and equality are valued, upheld and promoted, and underpin all aspects of the Board's work and therefore to being familiar with, and operating according to the:
*Principles of natural justice and administrative law
*Te Tiriti o Waitangi
*Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 - Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights
*Health and Disability Services Act 1993
*Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
*Privacy Act 1993 - Health Information Privacy Code 1994
*Human Rights Act 1993
The Board has been set up to protect the health and safely of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.
If you have concerns about the service you have received from a psychotherapist see our webpage about Making a Complaint