Publications & Forms

Scope of Practice

The Board pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 is required to specify a Scope of Practice for the Chiropractic profession.  The Board has approved one (1) Scope of Practice – Chiropractor – which was adopted by the Board on 27 March 2004.

Code of Ethics

At the February 2013 meeting the Board approved an updated Code of Ethics document which outlines the Board’s expectations of chiropractors.

 A copy of the  Code of Ethics Document can be downloaded here.

Competency Standards

A copy of the Board’s Competency Based Professional Standards for Chiropractors Document can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board’s Standards of Cultural Competence Policy can be downloaded here.

Advertising 

A copy of the Board’s Advertising Policy can be downloaded here.

Also for further information and guidance on advertising properly in New Zealand see the Advertising Standard Authority’s codes on health advertising at http://www.asa.co.nz/.

Continuing Professional Development

A copy of the Board’s Continuing Professional Development Policy can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board’s Guidance for establishing a formal peer group and recording formal peer group activities document can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Board’s Guidance for setting a Continuing Professional Development plan can be downloaded here

Guide to Meaningful CPD presentation

Extension to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) cycle

The Board is pleased to announce that at the recent Board Meeting (August 2020), it agreed to extend the current CPD cycle for a further 12 months.  It recognises the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on CPD opportunities.  The current CPD cycle due to end on 31 December 2020 will now conclude on 31 December 2021.

You are still required to complete your end of year review.  Please continue to log your CPD hours/activities as normal and ensure you update your objectives and rationale for the 2021 year. 

The CPD audit scheduled to commence in January 2021 will now be deferred until early 2022.

HPCA Act

To download a copy of the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act, click on the link below.

Privacy Act

To download a copy of the Privacy Act, click on the link below.

Privacy Act

Extended Term Management Plans (ETMP) and Pre-payment Arrangements (PPA) Board Policy 

A copy of the Board’s Extended Term Management Plans (ETMP) and Pre-payment Arrangements (PPA) Board Policy  can be downloaded here.

Guidance for Chiropractors – Issuing certificates of sickness or injury

A copy of the Board’s Guidance for Chiropractors Issuing certificates of sickness or injury  policy can be downloaded here.

Publication of Orders Naming Policy

A copy of the Board’s Publication of Orders Naming Policy effective 1 April 2020 can be downloaded here.