Dated at Wellington this 30th day of November 2004.
The Common Seal of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand Incorporated was affixed in the presence of:
IM Parton, President.
AC Cleland, Chief Executive.
This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 1 January 2005, amend the Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Rules (No 2) 2002 (
“the principal rules”) in order to correct a few minor practical difficulties that were encountered in the first 18 months of the principal rules' operation.
•the information that must be provided to support an application for registration is amended; and
•a new rule 9A is inserted that specifies what is to happen if information is missing from an application for registration; and
•the processes for assessing an application and informing the applicant of an initially negative finding are clarified.
Similar changes are also made to the principal rules regarding the process of applying for continued registration at 5-year intervals.
Rule 42 of the principal rules is amended to allow the Registration Authority to retain 1 copy of the information provided to it for assessment, provided that information is retained in compliance with the Privacy Act 1993.
The investigative and disciplinary powers in the principal rules are amended to—
•authorise the Registration Authority to carry out an initial investigation of a potential disciplinary matter itself before, if need be, referring the matter to an investigating committee, rather than automatically referring the matter to an investigating committee; and
•provide that a complaint can be dismissed if the alleged misconduct is insufficiently grave to warrant further investigation; and
•require the reasons for a proposed decision (rather than the information on which a proposed decision is based) to be given to a person about whom a complaint or decision has been made; and
•authorise the appointment of more than 1 alternative chairperson for both investigating and disciplinary committees; and
•change the requirements for the type and number of people who may form a disciplinary committee.
Rule 74(2) of the principal rules is amended to empower the Registration Authority to deal with a conflict of interest situation on one of its internal committees in a proactive way.
Transitional provisions included in these rules specify how and when the various amendments are to apply.