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 - Outcomes

After considering all 447 submissions received from stakeholders, the Council has made a number of decisions in respect of its proposals for the future configuration of the scopes of practice and registration pathways for the profession of medical laboratory science.  

Click here to download a copy of the Scope of Practice Review Consultation Outcomes document.

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