Category Archives: Public and administrative law

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

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)

Why is this investigation taking so long?

Jonathan Coates It’s a question we are asked almost daily. Why is the Health and Disability Commissioner taking so long to investigate?  Why does it take so much time before an inquest can be held?  Why is the Professional Conduct