News & Media

16 May 2018

New Zealand Patient Care Must Be Protected By HPCAA

An amendment to the draft Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) is vital to ensure New Zealand patient care is not compromised, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has today said. Under the current Act, the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) is not required to register teleradiologists from overseas providing teleradiology services to patients in New Zealand. The MCNZ Statement of Telehealth states that the overseas-based practitioner should be registered.

 

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