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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

2: Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners

15   Requirements for registration of practitioners

        Registration of practitioners and authorisations of scopes
                                of practice

    15 Requirements for registration of practitioners

  (1)  The authority appointed in respect of a health profession may register
an applicant as a health practitioner permitted to practise within a scope of
practice if the applicant---

      (a)  is fit for registration in accordance with section 16; and

      (b)  has the qualifications that are prescribed, under section 12, for
that scope of practice; and

      (c)  is competent to practise within that scope of practice.

  (2)  An authority may, for the purposes of subsection (1)(b), treat any
qualification as a prescribed qualification if, in the opinion of the
authority, that
qualification is equivalent to, or as satisfactory as, a prescribed

  (3)  An authority may vary a prescribed qualification in any case where the

      (a)  proposes to limit the health services that the applicant will be
permitted to perform; and

      (b)  is satisfied that the varied qualification is adequate---

          (i)     for the performance of those health services; and

          (ii)    for the protection of the public.

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