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Driving the creation of a workforce that is responsive to the health and well-being needs of New Zealanders.

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) practicing 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 20 working days prior to each meeting.

Upcoming Board meetings scheduled in 2023 are:

  • February 16-17
  • May 18-19
  • August 17
  • November 23-24