Regulating the Physician Associate profession under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

Closed 21 Dec 2023

Opened 26 Jun 2023


**This consultation has been reinitiated. Please note the new submission deadline is 21 December 2023.**

Manatū Hauora (The Ministry of Health - the Ministry) is proposing that the Physician Associate profession be regulated under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003.

This is a targeted consultation - please read the consultation document and Addendum that have been emailed to you.

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  • Health sector


  • Certification