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Special Purpose (teleradiology) registration

You can apply if you:

  • are contracted to work as a diagnostic teleradiologist for a New Zealand based health care provider, for a maximum period of up to 12 months;
  • reside overseas
  • hold an approved postgraduate qualification for special purpose (teleradiology) scope of practice;
  • have worked in radiology for 20 hours each week within the last 24 / 36 months;
  • meet all other requirements in the Policy on registration in a special purpose scope of practice for teleradiology.

Registration requirements

Under New Zealand law (HPCAA 2003) a doctor can only be registered in a vocational scope if they meet all three of the following requirements:

  • hold the prescribed qualification. For this pathway special purpose registration, the prescribed qualification is an approved qualification for special purpose (teleradiology)
  • is fit for registration
  • is competent to practise in the relevant vocational scope of practice.

Forms to complete

All applicants: must use the following forms in their application

Download REG1 application form and include the supporting documentation listed on the form.

Download CHKL20 form

Download REG3 form

Download RP6 form

You might be eligible for vocational registration

If you hold the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR), then please review VOC 2 Vocational (specialist) registration as this may be a more suitable type of registration.

Application processing

Applications will take 20 working days to be processed from the date we receive a complete application.

Registration staff will contact you if further information is required and to let you know whether your application has been approved. 

If your application is approved, then you will be registered in a special purpose scope of practice in teleradiology for 12 months only, after which you will need to re-apply for registration annually.

Your name and qualifications and all the forms of registration (scopes of practice) you hold, will be published on the New Zealand Medical Register.

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