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.
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.