Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Psychotherapy Services as Health Profession) Order 2007

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Psychotherapy Services as Health Profession) Order 2007

(SR 2007/119)


Note

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 21st day of May 2007

Pursuant to section 115 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following order, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

1 Title
  • This order is the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Psychotherapy Services as Health Profession) Order 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 15 October 2007.

3 Psychotherapy services designated as health profession
  • Psychotherapy services are designated as a health profession.

4 Establishment of Psychotherapists Board
  • The Psychotherapists Board is established as the authority appointed in respect of the health profession of psychotherapy.

Rebecca Kitteridge,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 15 October 2007, is made under section 115 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

This order—

  • designates psychotherapy services as a health profession; and

  • establishes the Psychotherapists Board as the authority appointed in respect of the health profession of psychotherapy.

The effect of this order is that the profession of psychotherapy will be regulated under the Health Practitioners Assurance Act 2003.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 May 2007.