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SAC - Information for Registered Professionals

What is meant by a “registered professional”?

There are 4 categories under which applications may be submitted for SAC:

  • Sensory (vision, hearing)
  • Physical
  • Medical
  • Learning

For the Learning category only, registered psychologists and New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) approved Level C assessors may assess students for SAC.

For all 4 categories, registered professionals are those who are registered with the regulatory authority appointed under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 in respect of their professions. The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their profession. See this link: Ministry of Health: Responsible authorities under the Act.

Professions regulated under the HPCA Act 2003

Profession

Responsible authority

Chiropractic

Chiropractic Board

Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Technology, Dental Technology and Dental Therapy

Dental Council

Dietetics

Dietitians Board

Medical Laboratory Science, Anaesthetic Technology

Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical Radiation Technology

Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Medicine

Medical Council

Midwifery

Midwifery Council

Nursing

Nursing Council

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Board

Optometry and Optical Dispensing

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Osteopathy

Osteopathic Council

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Council

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Board

Podiatry

Podiatrists Board

Psychology

Psychologists Board

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapists Board

 
 
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