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The Board currently operates four committees, one at the governance level and three at the operational level:

 

The Accreditation Committee

This operational committee provides efficient review, consideration, and determination of accreditation matters. The Board has delegated to the committee its powers under section 118(a) of the HPCA Act to accredit (and subsequently monitor) educational institutions and degrees, courses of studies, and/or programmes. 

The Committee meets as and when needed (usually two or three times a year), either in person or by teleconference, with some business also being conducted by email.

The Committee’s membership includes:

  • the Deputy Chief Executive/Deputy Registrar,
  • the Professional Standards Coordinator,
  • the Psychology Advisor (CCF),
  • two Board nominees, and 
  • four external (stakeholder) nominees (one of whom will normally be a current Head of School).

Additional expert advice is sought as and when needed. 

 

The Audit, Finance, and Risk (AFR) Committee

This governance-level advisory committee provides efficient and timely monitoring of financial and non-financial risks, organisational achievement of the Board’s Ends policies, and the Chief Executive’s adherence to the Board’s Executive Limitations policies.

The Committee liaises with an external auditor on behalf of the Board. Committee members review the findings in audit reports and monitor the Chief Executive's implementation of the Auditor’s recommendations.

The Committee meets monthly (and as required), usually by teleconference, and makes quarterly reports to the full Board. Any particularly sensitive or high risk matters are, however, reported more promptly.

The Committee’s membership includes three Board members:

  • the Board Chairperson,
  • the Deputy Chairperson, and
  • one other member appointed by the Board).

The Board Chairperson also chairs this committee. The Chief Executive and (when required) the Deputy Chief Executive attend AFR meetings, but have no voting rights. The committee is reconstituted annually.

 

The Part 2 (P2) Committee (N.B.: Currently under review and not functioning.)

Named to reflect Part 2 of the HPCA Act (“Registration of, and practising certificates for, health practitioners”), this operational committee provides efficient processing and determination of complex applications for registration and/or practising certificates. It is advisory to the Registrar.

(Note: The Board has delegated to the Registrar all of its functions, duties and powers contained in sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29(1,2,3,5,7), 30, 31, 136, 137, 138, 142, 143(3), 146, 147, 149, and 157).

Most of the Committee’s business is conducted by mail and/or email. 

The Committee’s membership includes:

  • the Chief Executive/Registrar,
  • the Psychology Advisor, (CCF) and
  • two (Board-nominated) expert advisors.  

 

The Parts 3 & 4 (P3&4) Committee

Named to reflect Parts 3 (“Competence, fitness to practise…”) and 4 (“Complaints and discipline”) of the HPCA Act this operational committee provides efficient screening, consideration, and determination of complaint, competence, and fitness matters, in accordance with Administrative Law, legislative requirements, and Board policy. 

The Board has delegated to this committee all of its functions, duties and powers contained in sections 35, 36, 37, 38(1,2,4), 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48(1,2,3,4,5), 49(1,2,3,4,5), 50(1,2,3,4,5), 51(1,2,3,4,5), 65, 66, 67, 68 and 81(3). The Board has also delegated to the Registrar all of its functions, duties and powers contained in sections 64, 74 and 75).

Most of the Committee's business is conducted by mail, email, and/or teleconference.  Meetings are held as and when required.

The Committee’s membership includes:

  • the Deputy Chief Executive/ Deputy Registrar,
  • the Professional Standards Coordinator,
  • the Psychology Advisor (CCF),
  • three Board nominees, and
  • an external (Family Court) expert.

Additional expert advice is sought as and when needed.

03/08/18 - Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The date for the Consultation on the Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision has been extended to Friday 2nd November 2018. Please provide any feedback by emailing Anne Goodhead.

05/07/18 - **ALERT RE WEBSITE EMAIL LINK FAILURES**

Please note that some of the email links on our website are malfunctioning at present. Our web consultants are working on a fix. In the meantime, if you try a link and it appears to freeze and not send, please use your regular email programme to send your message to [email protected] instead and we'll make sure it gets to the right staff member. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

09/07/18 - Family Court Practice Note updated

The Family Court have issued a slightly revised version of their "Family Court Practice Note - Specialist Report Writers". It can be downloaded here. The changes intend to address concerns raised about the lack of communication between Lawyers for Children and Specialist Report Writers.

06/03/18 - Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The Board invites feedback on the revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision. The guidelines have been modified with particular focus on models of learning via supervision, cultural and bicultural competence, and supervision for interns/trainees. more...

01/02/18 - **UPDATED** Establishing a scope of practice for Health Psychology

As previously reported, the Board have determined to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. Two rounds of consultation were completed to determine details of the scope (title, qualifcations, core competences, grand-parenting pathway), and the Board will be considering the feedback received in the second round at its meeting in May. An update will be provided here soon thereafter.

14/02/18 - Applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice

The Board is now accepting applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice. Application forms can be downloaded here. More information about the application process can be viewed here.

12/07/18 - Summary of most recent PPAF and PWF Meetings

A summary of the most recent (quarterly) meetings of PPAF and PWF can be downloaded... more

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Current Consultations

Consultation on revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision

The Board invites feedback on the revised Best Practice Guidelines on Supervision. The guidelines have been modified with particular focus on models of learning via supervision, cultural and bicultural competence, and supervision for interns/trainees. The objectives of this review are to update and increase the usefulness of the document. The revised draft guidelines can be viewed or downloaded here. Please provide any feedback by Friday, 2nd November by emailing Anne Goodhead or [email protected]. The Board hope to finalise the guideline at their meeting in late November.

Posted 05/07/18

Consultation on pdf APCs, electronic newsletters, and CCP templates.

We are currently seeking feedback on the following three proposals:

  • Replacing hard-copy APCs with pdfs that would be automatically emailed along with the payment receipt.
  • Moving to electronic (emailed) newsletters, possibly with more frequent publication.
  • Streamlining the CCP audit process by making the current optional submission template mandatory for audit participants.

Please note that this survey will close on August 12th. It can be accessed at https://nzpbjune2018survey.questionpro.com.

Posted 05/07/18

Upcoming Consultations

A series of consultations regarding proposed changes to the Board’s registration standards and procedures will be conducted over the coming year. Please check here often for updates and news of other consultations. The Board greatly appreciates your time and effort, and carefully considers all feedback received.