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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

3: Competence, fitness to practise, and quality assurance

55   Minister must appoint person responsible for activity

    55 Minister must appoint person responsible for activity

  (1)  When the Minister declares a quality assurance activity to be protected
under section 54, the Minister must also, by written notice and in
accordance with the nomination in the application for the declaration, appoint
the person who is to be responsible for the activity.

  (2)  The Minister may, by written notice, on the nomination of the sponsor of
a protected quality assurance activity, appoint a person to fill a vacancy in
position of person responsible for the activity.

  (3)  A person may be appointed under this section only if---

      (a)  the person is a natural person who, in the opinion of the Minister,
is sufficiently independent of the health practitioners whose services are to
assessed or evaluated through the quality assurance activity; and

      (b)  the person has not been convicted by any court in New Zealand or
elsewhere of any offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 3 months or

      (c)  the person has not been adjudged bankrupt under the Insolvency Act

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