Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

8 Health practitioners must not practise outside scope of practice

(1)

Every health practitioner who practises the profession in respect of which he or she is registered must have a current practising certificate issued by the responsible authority.

(2)

No health practitioner may perform a health service that forms part of a scope of practice of the profession in respect of which he or she is registered unless he or she—

(a)

is permitted to perform that service by his or her scope of practice; and

(b)

performs that service in accordance with any conditions stated in his or her scope of practice.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (1) or subsection (2) applies to a health practitioner who performs health services—

(a)

in an emergency; or

(b)

as part of a course of training or instruction; or

(c)

in the course of an examination, assessment, or competence review required or ordered by the responsible authority.