Recertification helps maintain high standards of medical competence and care. Doctors required to participate in recertification must do so, and must respond, at our request, to any questions we have about their participation.
We work with recertification providers to ensure doctors’ compliance. At its most serious, non-compliance may, ultimately, lead to the suspension of an individual’s registration.
What happens if I don't meet the requirements?
If you are found not to have met the requirements of your recertification programme, you will be asked to explain why this has occurred. You may be asked to meet certain requirements within a set timeframe, to remedy any deficiency.
Failure to satisfy us may result in us imposing conditions on your scope of practice. Significant or ongoing failure to satisfy requirements may result in your registration being suspended until you have taken steps to remedy the failure and we are satisfied of your ongoing compliance.
These are powers given to us by section 43 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.