Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

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Part 2 Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners

Prescribed scopes of practice, qualifications, and experience

11 Authorities must specify scopes of practice

(1)

Each authority appointed in respect of a profession must, by notice, describe the contents of the profession in terms of 1 or more scopes of practice.

(2)

A scope of practice may be described in any way the authority thinks fit, including, without limitation, in any 1 or more of the following ways:

(a)

by reference to a name or form of words that is commonly understood by persons who work in the health sector:

(b)

by reference to an area of science or learning:

(c)

by reference to tasks commonly performed:

(d)

by reference to illnesses or conditions to be diagnosed, treated, or managed.

(3)

A notice under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationThe maker must publish it in the Gazette and ensure that an up-to-date version of it is available: LA19 ss 73, 74(1)(a), Sch 1 cl 14
• on the Internet
• for inspection free of charge at the office of the authority during business hours
• for sale at a reasonable price at the office of the authority during business hours
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 11(1): amended, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 11(3): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).