Welcome to the
Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (formerly known as the Medical Laboratory Science Board) is one of sixteen New Zealand health regulation authorities appointed by the Minister of Health under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).  The Council is responsible for the administration of the Act in regard to two different health professions - the profession of medical laboratory science and the profession of anaesthetic technology.


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For Practitioners

This section of the website provides information for persons wishing to apply for registration as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or a Medical Laboratory Technician and those who have already been granted registration with the Council.

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For Education Providers

This section provides information on the accreditation and monitoring of providers of qualification programmes that enable eligibility for registration with the Council. Also included is information for providers of continuing professional development programmes for registered practitioners.

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Scope of Practice Review

Please click here to download a copy of the Submission Document that can be completed in regard to the proposals for the scopes of practice review. Once you have reviewed the document, click on the link to complete the survey: 

Scope of Practice Review Survey

All submissions must be received by the Council by no later than 4.00 pm on Friday 13th February 2015.

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