Cease to Practise, or Returning to Practise
Are you Planning on Moving Overseas, or to Stop Practising?
If you are registered with the Medical Science Council and plan to leave New Zealand to work overseas, you must notify the Council and provide use with your email and contact address. If you gain employment in your relevant profession overseas you may be required to provide your employer/registration body with evidence of your registration and competence to practise when in New Zealand.
Revision of the Register
If you have not held an APC in the past five years you will be contacted to find out if you wish to leave your name on the register. If you agree your name will be removed from the register. If a later date you wish to return to practice you can apply to have your name restored to the register.
Do you Want to Return to Practising?
If you have not held an annual practising certificate or worked in the profession of medical laboratory science or anaesthetic technology within the last 3 years, you must be able to demonstrate to the Council that you are competent to practise in the relevant scope of practice in New Zealand.
If you wish to return to practice, you will need to:
- apply to the Council for an Annual Practising Certificate (APC); and
- email email@example.com to advise that you have applied for a return to work APC and attach a copy of an updated C.V and two supporting written professional references
Registered medical laboratory science practitioners
Registered medical laboratory science practitioners returning to the workforce who have not held an APC or practised the profession within the last 3 years will be required to work under supervision for a minimum of six months in an appropriately accredited diagnostic medical laboratory.
If you have New Zealand registration and have not worked here for more than 3-years but have been working in an overseas medical laboratory, you may be required to provide the Council with letters of good standing from recent employers.
Registered anaesthetic technology practitioners
Registered anaesthetic technology practitioners returning to the workforce who have not held an APC or practised within the profession within the last 3 years may be required to complete a work-based-assessment.
If you have New Zealand registration and have not worked here for more than 3-years but have been working in a related role, you may be required to provide the Council with letters of good standing from recent employers.
Restoration to the register
If your name has been removed from the register you can apply for it to be restored. You will be required to complete a declaration and pay the restoration fee.