Draft Naming Policy
One of the April 2019 amendments to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA) was to require all regulatory authorities to have a naming policy.
The Podiatrists Board’s draft naming policy has been developed in accordance with section 157B of the HPCAA, which states that the purpose of the naming policy is to:
– enhance public confidence in podiatrists by providing transparency around the Board’s disciplinary procedures and decision-making processes; and
– ensure that podiatrists whose conduct have not met expected standards, may be named where it is in the public interest to do so; and
– improve the safety and quality of health care.
This draft policy has been reviewed by and been amended as a result of feedback from a law firm, the Health and Disability Commissioner, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Ministry of Health. Following this round of consultation with the profession and other stakeholders, it will be further revised as necessary and finalised to be in place by the required date of 11 April 2020.
Here is the full Naming Policy consultation document, and the word version of the short feedback document.
Submissions on the draft naming policy closed on Thursday 13 February 2020.
Proposal for Podiatrist Prescribing
Proposal feedback closed November 14th 2019. You are still able to view the details of the proposal using the Read More link below.