Proposal for Podiatrist Prescribing

You are invited to provide feedback by 5pm, 21st October on the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand’s (PBNZ)’s proposal for podiatrist prescribing.

The proposal will enable appropriately trained podiatrists to prescribe from a list of medicines relevant to their clinical practice. This is known as Designated Prescribing.

This proposal is supported by New Zealand (NZ) practicing podiatrists and their membership organisations. In 2016, PBNZ conducted a survey of registered podiatrists in NZ. Seventy five percent of respondents indicated there was a need to gain prescribing authority in order to best serve the needs of their patients.

The consultation document is available here.


How to respond

Feedback is due by 21st October.

You can:

All feedback received before the closing date will be considered by the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand prior to an application being made to the Ministry of Health.

Feedback we receive is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) and we will consider any request to have information withheld in accordance with our obligations under the OIA. Anyone providing feedback, whether on their own account or on behalf of an organisation, and whether in a personal or professional capacity, should be aware that the content of their feedback and their identity may need to be disclosed in response to an OIA request.

We are not able to treat any part of your feedback as confidential unless you specifically request that we do, and then only to the extent permissible under the OIA and other relevant laws and requirements. If you would like us to withhold any commercially sensitive, confidential proprietary, or personal information included in your submission, please clearly state this in your submission and identify the relevant sections of your submission that you would like it withheld. The PBNZ Board will give due consideration to any such request.


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