Consultations

Naming Policy Consultation

21/11/2019

The Dietitians Board is seeking feedback on its proposed Naming Policy.

The new Naming Policy outlines how the Board may publish the name of a dietitian and the details of an order or direction made about that dietitian under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA).

The need for the Board to develop this Naming Policy results from an amendment made by Parliament to the HPCAA earlier this year.

The amendment requires the Board and other authorities operating under the Act to publish a Naming Policy.

The Naming Policy is required to set out the principles and considerations that the Board must take into account when considering whether to publish an order or direction and to name the dietitian concerned.

We invite your feedback

The proposed Naming Policy is HERE.

Submissions are due Friday 25 January 2020 and should be sent to:

The Registrar
Dietitians Board
Te Mana Mātanga Mātai Kai
PO Box 9644
Wellington 6141
dietitians@dietitiansboard.org.nz


Dietitians Board Fee Consultation

The Dietitians Board (the Board) invite practitioners and stakeholders to comment on the Board’s proposed changes to Annual Practising Certificate (APC) fees and other fees.

You can find the consultation document HERE.

Each year the Board considers whether the fees it has set remain appropriate and sufficient to enable it to meet its operational and regulatory obligations.  The last time fees were consulted on was in 2015.

The Board has undertaken a robust review of current fees which are calculated on a full cost recovery basis which is the philosophy established by the office of the Auditor-General and the Treasury, of good practice guidelines.

The review has focussed on whether the Board is both sufficiently recovering costs for all services provided, and, if it can continue to undertake all the functions required of the Board under the HPCA Act (2003).

Your feedback to this consultation will help the Board make its final decision on the proposed changes.

If you wish to make submissions, please provide them in writing to the Registrar by 5pm 18 October 2019.  You can send your submission by post or email.

The Board will make a decision at the next Board meeting (6 & 7 November) in time for the new fee structure to be gazetted prior to 31 December 2019.