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Council’s relationships

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is between the Medical Council and the District Health Boards (DHBs) of New Zealand, and there is an agreement between the Health and Disability Commissioner and the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council and the District Health Boards (DHBs)

The objective of the MoU is to enable DHBs and the Council, working in a collaborative and equal relationship, to clarify our respective roles and responsibilities related to the regulation of doctors in New Zealand, including the registration of doctors and the management of any competence, performance, conduct and health issues.     

The MoU contains information relevant to the Council and DHBs in the employment of doctors within the service of the DHB. This includes Chief Medical Officers (CMO’s), doctors, Council’s supervisors, DHB management, medical administration units and human resource departments.

The MoU does not provide a definitive legal interpretation of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA).

The parties will use all reasonable endeavours to meet the obligations under this memorandum. The parties will hold each other accountable for their performance under the memorandum.

Download Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council and District Health Boards of New Zealand (June 2015, PDF, 1.1 MB)

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Agreement between the Health and Disability Commissioner and the Medical Council of New Zealand

In the interests of the safety of health and disability services consumers and of expediting the process of dealing with complaints and concerns related to registered medical practitioners, the Health and Disability Commissioner and the Medical Council of New Zealand have agreed to notify in accordance with the mandatory notification provisions in the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Download Agreement between the Health and Disability Commissioner and the Medical Council of New Zealand (December 2013, PDF, 861 KB)

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Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council and Southern Cross Hospitals

Download Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council and Southern Cross Hospitals (December 2012, PDF, 3 MB)

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Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals

Download Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals (March 2014, PDF, 300 KB)

 

 

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