Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

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Part 1 Preliminary and key provisions

Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

(1)

This section and sections 1, 5, 6, and 222 come into force on the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(2)

Sections 52 to 63, and 177 come into force on the 28th day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(3)

Sections 11 to 14, section 114(2) to (5), sections 115 to 117, section 118(a), sections 119 to 122, and clauses 1 to 16 of Schedule 3 come into force on the day that is 3 months after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(4)

The amendments in Schedule 4 to the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 and to the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 (other than to section 4 of the latter Act) come into force—

(a)

on the day that is 12 months after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent if section 59 of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 is in force on that day; or

(b)

if section 59 of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 is not in force on that day, then on the day on which that section comes into force.

(5)

The rest of this Act comes into force on the day that is 1 year after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.