Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Oral Health Therapy as Health Profession) Order 2017

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Oral Health Therapy as Health Profession) Order 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of December 2017

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 115 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003β€”

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Health made in accordance with section 115(3) of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Oral Health Therapy as Health Profession) Order 2017.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 18 January 2018.

3 Oral health therapy designated as health profession

Oral health therapy is designated as a health profession.

4 Dental Council is authority for oral health therapy profession

The oral health therapy profession is added to the professions in respect of which the Dental Council is appointed as an authority.

Michael Webster,
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, which comes into force on 18 January 2018,β€”

  • designates oral health therapy as a health profession; and

  • provides that the Dental Council is the authority for the oral health therapy profession.

The effect of this order is that, as from 18 January 2018, the oral health therapy profession will be regulated under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Regulatory impact assessment

The Ministry of Health produced a regulatory impact assessment on 18 July 2017 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 2017.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.