Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Anaesthetic Technology Services as Health Profession) Order 2011

2011/227

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Anaesthetic Technology Services as Health Profession) Order 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of June 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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

  • (b) on the recommendation of the Minister of Health who, after undertaking consultation required by section 116 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, is satisfied of the matters set out in that section.

Order

1  Title
  • This order is the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Anaesthetic Technology Services as Health Profession) Order 2011.

2  Commencement
  • (1) Clauses 3 and 4 come into force on 1 April 2012.

    (2) The rest of this order comes into force on 1 August 2011.

Designation of anaesthetic technology services as health profession

3  Anaesthetic technology services designated as health profession
  • Anaesthetic technology services are designated as a health profession.

Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand is authority for anaesthetic technology profession

4  Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand is authority for anaesthetic technology profession
  • The anaesthetic technology profession is added to the profession in respect of which the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (formerly the Medical Laboratory Science Board) is appointed an authority.

Medical Laboratory Science Board renamed Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

5  Name of Medical Laboratory Science Board changed
  • The name of the authority known as the Medical Laboratory Science Board is changed to the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Consequential amendments to enactments

6  Amendment to Accident Compensation Act 2001
  • (1) This clause amends the Accident Compensation Act 2001.

    (2) Paragraph (a) of the definition of medical laboratory technologist in section 6(1) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

7  Amendments to Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
  • (2) Section 163(1) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

    (3) Section 182(1) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

    (4) Section 198(1) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

    (5) Section 198(3) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

    (6) The item relating to the Medical Laboratory Science Board in Schedule 2 is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board (being and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (formerly known as the Medical Laboratory Science Board, being.

8  Amendment to Land Transport Act 1998
  • (1) This clause amends the Land Transport Act 1998.

    (2) The definition of medical laboratory technologist in section 2(1) is amended by omitting Medical Laboratory Science Board and substituting Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 is made under section 115 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The order comes into force on 1 August 2011, except for clauses 3 and 4, which come into force on 1 April 2012.

This order—

  • designates anaesthetic technology services as a health profession (clause 3); and

  • provides that the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand is the authority for the anaesthetic technology profession (clause 4); and

  • changes the name of the Medical Laboratory Science Board to the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand and amends enactments to reflect that name change (clauses 5 to 8).

The effect of this order is that, as from 1 April 2012, the anaesthetic technology profession will be regulated under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 June 2011.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.