Our vision is to promote and enhance the health of New Zealanders by ensuring that dietitians practise safely and competently.
The Dietitians Board is one of 16 Regulatory Authorities established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act) The Act provides frameworks for the regulation of various health professions, the principle purpose of the act being to protect the health and safety of members of the public. Board members are appointed by, and are responsible to, the Minister of Health.
The Boards major functions are to:
- set standards
- prescribe qualifications for scopes of practice by dietitians
- accredit and monitor educational institutions and programmes
- grant registration of dietitians and issue (annual) practising certificates
- review and promote the competence of dietitians
- deal with cases of dietitians who may be unable to perform professionally
The Board meets four times a year and any matters for tabling at a Board meeting must be with the Registrar at least 15 working days prior to each meeting.
Board meetings scheduled in 2017 are:
- 16/17 February
- 11/12 May
- 17 August
- 9/10 November