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What does HPCA stand for?

HPCA stands for Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (bill, New Zealand)

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In a hard-hitting and comprehensive submission, NZNO has questioned the need for, and intent of, the Ministry of Health's current review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003), and suggests the review is paving the way for deregulation of health workforces.
To begin, an overview of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the HPCA Act) and the Tribunal is provided, positioning both within the context of the New Zealand health law landscape.
Most of these changes have been driven by the development and passing of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
The current review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act seems to be building that into the role of RAs.
The Ministry of Health has failed to identify problems with the current Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act and substantive changes are not justified, according to NZNO.
Speaking after presenting the oral submission, Head said it was clear that members of the Committee and many of those who opposed nurses as health centre managers had little understanding of the issues involved and that under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, nurses must work within their scope of practice.
A Nursing Council audit is required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to ensure all nurses are competent to practise.