Appeals

Appeal provisions are set out in part 5 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Rights of appeal to the District Court

Declined registration.
Declined application for change to the existing scope of practice.
Declined Annual Practising Certificate application.
Suspension of a podiatrist's practising certificate or registration.
Cancellation of registration.
Inclusion of conditions in a person's scope of practice or person's proposed scope of practice.
Variation of any conditions in a person's scope of practice.

Rights of appeal to the High Court

This appeal avenue is against decisions of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

A party may appeal against any determination of law arising in the appeal. If the appeal is from the District Court it must be to the High Court, if it is from the High Court it must be made to the Court of Appeal.

Podiatrists will be notified of their appeal rights as appropriate.

An appeal must be brought to the appropriate court by way of notice of appeal in accordance with rules of the court, and must be lodged within 20 working days after the notice of the Podiatrists Board decision or order is communicated to the appellant. 

It is usual for a practitioner seeking to exercise a right of appeal, to seek the advice and services of a lawyer to act on their behalf.

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Tel: +64 4 474 0706 Fax +64 4 918 4746

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