Veterinarians Amendment Act 2008


Veterinarians Amendment Act 2008

Public Act2008 No 19
Date of assent26 March 2008
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Veterinarians Amendment Act 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
4 Entitlement to registration
  • Section 6(1) is amended by omitting has and substituting is a fit and proper person to be registered and has, or is eligible to have,.

5 Entitlement to registration as specialist
  • (1) Section 7(1) is amended by omitting , by notice in the Gazette,.

    (2) Section 7(1)(b) is amended by omitting notice and substituting designation.

6 Disqualification from registration
  • (1) Section 9(a)(i) is amended by omitting , within the last 7 years,.

    (2) Section 9(b) is amended by omitting in another country and substituting in New Zealand or elsewhere.

7 Application for registration
  • Section 10 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    10 Application for registration
    • An application for registration must be made to the Council and must—

      • (a) be made in a form determined by the Council; and

      • (b) contain the information determined by the Council; and

      • (c) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

8 Application for limited registration
  • Section 14(2) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) is a fit and proper person to be registered; and.

9 Application for practising certificate
  • Section 24 is amended by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (2) An application under subsection (1) must—

      • (a) be made in a form determined by the Council; and

      • (b) contain the information determined by the Council; and

      • (c) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

10 Decision of complaints assessment committee
  • Section 43 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (2):

    • (2A) Despite subsections (1) and (2), the complaints assessment committee may make a recommendation to the Council without investigating, or fully investigating, a complaint or referral if the committee considers that the complaint or referral—

      • (a) relates to the competence of the specified person; or

      • (b) relates to a medical issue; or

      • (c) requires urgent action by the Council.

11 Competence assessments
  • Section 58(1) is amended by inserting or of its own motion after committee.

12 Functions of Council
  • (1) Section 75(e)(ii) is amended by omitting : and substituting ; and.

    (2) Section 75 is amended by inserting the following subparagraphs after paragraph (e)(ii):

    • (iii) to designate branches of veterinary science as branches in which veterinarians may practise as specialists for the purposes of section 7(1); and

    • (iv) to determine the form and content of applications for the purposes of sections 10(a) and (b) and 24(2)(a) and (b):.

    (3) Section 75(j)(ii) is repealed.

    (4) Section 75(j)(iv) is repealed.

13 Schedule 1 amended
  • Clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 is amended by inserting to hold a hearing, suspend or revoke a practising certificate or registration, or impose penalties or conditions after powers.

Legislative history

13 March 2008Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 147–1) by committee of the whole House, third reading
26 March 2008Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.