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Doctor's practising certificate

Doctor's practising certificate

Doctors must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand before they can practise medicine under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. Registration ensures the doctor is fit to practise and has demonstrated that she or he has met required standards. This is a sample practising certificate.

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Medical Council of New Zealand

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Health-care practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018