This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Election of Members of Medical Council of New Zealand) Regulations 2009 (the principal regulations). The amendments come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
The principal regulations require 4 medical practitioners to be elected to the Medical Council of New Zealand. The amendments allow—
Written notice of the election in March 2015 must be given together with, or be preceded by, a notice sent by post that describes the effect of the amendments (relating to electronic notices and electronic voting) and that asks each recipient to provide an electronic address for notices. Written notices may be given electronically to a recipient only if he or she does not object. Postal voting must remain available at an election.
Part 3 of the principal regulations and a related definition are revoked because they are redundant.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.