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Consultation on proposed Council fees and disciplinary levy
We are seeking stakeholder feedback on the Medical Council of New Zealand’s (Council) proposal to gazette changes to its existing fees and disciplinary levy, to be effective from 1 July 2022.
COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice - extended to 31 March 2023
We've extended our COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice through to 31 March 2023. Doctors already registered in this scope of practice under an earlier notice can also be extended to 31 March 2023, subject to completion of the renewal process.
Results of our Regulatory Authority (RA) Review
In August 2021, Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa |Medical Council of New Zealand, underwent a full performance review that showed compliance to our obligations under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA).
COVID-19 - Update to Interns - 28 January 2022
Council have extended the scope of practice for all interns, to allow them to work in “COVID-19 related health services outside of accredited clinical attachments” until 15 January 2023. This includes placements in services that require cover, that are not directly related to the pandemic.
Covid related suspensions
The Chair of Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | The Medical Council of New Zealand, Dr Curtis Walker, reinforced today that public health and safety remains the top priority for Council. His statement follows the recent interim suspension of the practising certificates of three doctors, Dr Peter Canaday, Dr Emanuel Garcia, and Dr Matthew Shelton, pending investigations for conduct relating to Covid-19 (section 69 HPCAA 2003).
MCNZ Chair - message to the profession
He karanga manaaki ki ngā rata o te motu, With the COVID-19 lockdown in effect across the country in response to community transmission, Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa would like to take the opportunity to thank the medical profession for once again being at the frontline of Aotearoa's national response.