Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Paramedic Services as Health Profession) Order 2019

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Paramedic Services as Health Profession) Order 2019

Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of October 2019

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

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

(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 Paramedic Services as Health Profession) Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 January 2020.

3 Paramedic services designated as health profession

Paramedic services are designated as a health profession.

4 Establishment of Paramedic Council

The Paramedic Council is established as the authority appointed in respect of the health profession of paramedic services.

Martin Bell,
for 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 1 January 2020, is made under section 115 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

This order—

  • designates paramedic services as a health profession; and

  • establishes the Paramedic Council as the authority appointed to regulate paramedic services.

The effect of this order is that, from 1 January 2020, paramedic services will be regulated under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 October 2019.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.