Notice of Scopes of Practice and Related Qualifications Amendment Notice 2008

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Notice of Scopes of Practice and Related Qualifications Amendment Notice 2008

Pursuant to section 10(1) of the Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989, the Clerk of the House of Representatives gives notice that the House of Representatives, under section 9(1) of that Act, resolved on 23 September 2008 to revoke clause 4 of the Notice of Scopes of Practice and Related Qualifications Prescribed by the Nursing Council of New Zealand dated 18 August 2004 and published on 15 September 2004 on pages 2958–2960 of a supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, which sets out the Scope of Practice—Enrolled Nurse, and substitute the following:

“4. Scope of Practice—Enrolled Nurse

Enrolled nurses practise under the direction of a registered nurse or midwife to implement nursing care for people who have stable and predictable health outcomes in situations that do not call for complex nursing judgement. The responsibilities of enrolled nurses include assisting clients with the activities of daily living, recognising the changing needs of clients and performing delegated interventions from the nursing or midwifery care plan.

Qualification

Successful completion of a programme approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and a pass in the specified examination leading to registration as an enrolled nurse. The programme must be completed prior to 31 December 2004.

This scope of practice is not open for any further new applicants from New Zealand who completed a programme after 31 December 2004 or new applicants from overseas who have applied after 18 September 2004. Applicants from that date will be registered as nurse assistants.”

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of September 2008.

Mary Harris,
Clerk of the House of Representatives.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 October 2008.

This notice is administered by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.