Amendments to the HPCA Act: 5 things to note

Rachael Heslop As Royal Assent signs off the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill, responsible authorities (RAs) are preparing to implement some big changes.  For employers, members of the public and health practitioners too, some of these changes will have

Clarifying health professionals’ educational needs

Rachael Heslop It’s been the best part of a year since we launched Clarify to help health professionals better understand the law relating to their professional practices.  In that time we’ve learned much about where the biggest areas of need

Navigating the New Zealand health sector

  A version of this article, by Jonathan Coates, was first published on on 13 June 2018. Have you ever tried to explain to a new graduate, or someone who has immigrated to New Zealand, what all the different

Claro launches Clarify – online legal education for NZ’s health sector

  We’re excited to announce the launch of Clarify, New Zealand’s first online training service designed to help health professionals minimise avoidable mishaps through a better understanding of health law.   Clarify provides a way for regulators and employers to ensure

Let’s talk about………[name suppressed]

Catey Boyce and Anita Miller What (if anything) can you do if you hear that a health professional that you employ has been convicted of a criminal offence but has been given ‘name suppression’? What are your responsibilities if you

It’s a wrap!

  With Christmas 4 sleeps away, end of year work deadlines are looming; not to mention final shopping to be done, social functions to attend and turkeys to cook.  But stop for a minute, take a deep breath, hold it

There’s something in the water….

Catherine Deans and Peter Le Cren …and the Government wants more. Fluoride, that is. Earlier this year a Government commissioned report found strongly in favour of increased water fluoridation. The report concluded that fluoridation is a safe, effective and (relatively)