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Extension of Pandemic scope of practice
On 19 March 2020 we activated a special purpose scope of practice - the COVID-19 Pandemic scope of practice. Today we are extending the expiry date of this scope out to 31 March 2021.
Outcome of consultation on practising certificate fee and disciplinary levy for 2020/2021
Thank you for considering the Medical Council of New Zealand’s (Council) recent consultation on the proposed increases to the 2020/2021 practising certificate (PC) Fee and disciplinary levy, and to the many individuals and organisations who made submissions.
Consultation on Telehealth
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in virtual consultations and we know that this different way of practice will continue. To facilitate this, we are proposing several changes to our Telehealth statement.
Discussion paper on when Artificial Intelligence (AI) is involved in the care of patients
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in health care. AI offers significant advantages if it is used appropriately and with clear knowledge of what it can provide, together with its limitations.
Medical Council pays tribute to Honours recipients
The Medical Council congratulates all those recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, paying particular tribute to medical professionals who have been acknowledged.