Fitness for registration
Section 16 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act) provides that you may not be registered to practise in New Zealand if:
- you do not satisfy the Council that you can communicate effectively
- you do not satisfy the Council that you can speak and understand English well enough to protect the health and safety of the public
- you have been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of three months or longer, and that reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- you have a mental or physical condition that prevents you from performing the functions required for the practice of your profession
- you face professional disciplinary proceedings that reflect adversely on your fitness to practise
- you are being investigated about a matter that may be the subject of professional disciplinary proceedings, and that investigation reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- you are subject to an order of a professional disciplinary tribunal, an educational institution or of an authority or a similar body that reflects adversely on your fitness to practise
- we have reason to believe that you may endanger the health and safety of the public.
If we do not consider you are fit for registration, we will not register you.