The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (the Board) was established due to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA). Please click here for more information on the HPCCA www.moh.govt.nz/hpca
The Psychotherapists Board Members were appointed by the Minister of Health in October 2007. The Board held its inaugural meeting on the 29th November and the 1st December 2007.
The Chair of the Board is paid $90.00 per hour
The Board members are paid $80.00 per hour
These fees do not cover travel to meetings. All Board time must be pre-approved.
Role of the Board
The Board's role is to ensure the implementation of the HPCAA and fulfil the principle purpose as set out in Section 3 and the functions as set out in Section 118 of the HPCAA. The Board has made a commitment to ensure that issues of diversity and equality are valued, upheld and promoted, and underpin all aspects of the Boards work and therefore to being familiar with, and operating according to the:
Principles of natural justice and administrative law
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 - Code of Health
and Disability Services Consumers' Rights
Health and Disability Services Act 1993
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
Privacy Act 1993 - Health Information Privacy Code 1994
Human Rights Act 1993
The Board has been set up to protect the health and safely of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practice in their professions.
The functions of the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand are to:
- prescribe the qualifications required for scopes of practice within the profession, and, for that purpose, to accredit and monitor educational institutions and degrees, courses of studies, or programmes;
- authorise the registration of health practitioners under this Act, and to maintain a register;
- consider applications for annual practising certificates;
- review and promote the competence of health practitioners;
- recognise, accredit, and set programmes to ensure the ongoing competence of health practitioners;
- consider the cases of health practitioners who may be unable to perform the functions required for the practice of the profession:
- promote education and training in the profession;
- promote public awareness of the responsibilities of the authority;
- to exercise and perform any other functions, powers, and duties that are conferred or imposed on it by or under this Act or any other enactment.
If you have concerns about the service you have received from a psychotherapist see our webpage making a compliant. https://secure.pbanz.org.nz/index.php?MakingaComplaint