Consultation on the comparable health system registration pathway
The Medical Council of New Zealand is proposing two key changes to the comparable health system pathway to registration in the Provisional General scope of practice. We welcome your feedback about these proposed changes before we make any decisions.
We invite responses by completing our survey questions online by close of business, Friday 10 December 2021.
We are seeking feedback on:
- reducing the required weekly hours of work in the active clinical practice requirement from 30 to 25; and
- broadening our policy for determining whether an applicant has worked in the same or a similar area of medicine, and at a similar level of responsibility, in relation to rural general practice.
We must be assured that any proposed changes to the prescribed qualification or general criteria for this pathway does not pose risk to public health and safety.
This consultation therefore poses questions to address both the potential benefit and any potential risks of change.