Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Election of Members of Medical Council of New Zealand) Regulations 2009

Reprint as at 1 February 2015

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Election of Members of Medical Council of New Zealand) Regulations 2009

(SR 2009/49)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of March 2009

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.

Pursuant to sections 120(4) and 170 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

Part 1
Council to include medical practitioners elected in accordance with regulations

4 Membership of Council to include 4 elected medical practitioners

5 Conduct of prescribed elections generally

Part 2
Conduct of prescribed elections

Frequency and day of prescribed elections, and returning officer

6 Prescribed elections to be held in March every 3 years

7 Chairperson of Council to fix date of prescribed election

8 Chief executive to be returning officer

8A Returning officer must determine voting method

8B Written notice by electronic means

8C Written notice of election in March 2015 [Revoked]

Nominations, etc

9 Chief executive to notify medical practitioners of prescribed election

10 Notice to invite nominations for candidates

11 Eligibility to participate

12 Process for nominating candidate

13 Contents of nomination notice

14 Appointment of scrutineers

15 Certain nominations invalid

16 Candidates may withdraw

17 Effect of withdrawal or death of candidate


18 No ballot if fewer than 5 candidates

19 Ballot if more than 4 candidates

20 Form of ballot papers

21 Ballot papers to be issued to voters

22 Voting procedure

23 Counting and recording of votes

24 Informal ballot papers

25 Returning officer sole judge of regularity

26 Scrutineers

Certain extraordinary vacancies

27 Filling vacancy where vacating member elected

28 Ballot papers to be retained

Part 3
Special provisions relating to 2009 election


29 Day and closing of ballot for 2009 election [Revoked]

30 Actions taken before commencement of regulations [Revoked]

Single transferable vote rules

Gazette information

Reprint notes