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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill


Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill

The Health Committee is inviting public submissions on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill. The closing date for submissions is 27 November 2002.

The bill provides a framework for the regulation of health practitioners. It includes mechanisms to assure the public that a registered health practitioner is competent to practise. It also includes consistent procedures across the professions for handling complaints against health practitioners. The bill repeals 11 existing regulatory statutes.

Copies of the bill can be purchased from Bennetts Government Bookshops.

The committee requires 25 copies of each submission. Those wishing to include any information of a private or personal nature in a submission should first discuss this with the clerk of the committee, as submissions are usually released to the public by the committee. Those wishing to appear before the committee to speak to their submissions should state this clearly and provide a daytime telephone contact number. For further guidance on making a submission, our publication Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee can be found on our web site at www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz < http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz >

Submissions should be addressed as follows:

Catherine Parkin

SecretariatHealth Committee Secretariat

Parliament House

WELLINGTON

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