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Fees Payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand From 1 July 2009

Pursuant to sections 130 to 133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Medical Council of
New Zealand gives notice that the following fees (GST included) are payable effective from 1 July 2009:
Fees Schedule
A REGISTRATION FEES $
Request for registration advice 150.00 1
Application for registration 425.00 1,2
Application to change existing scope of practice or conditions 125.00 1,2,3
For registration in a vocational scope of practice:
? Application for registration 425.00 1,3
? Assessment of documents by branch advisory body 200.00
? Interview with branch advisory body 1,700.00
B ANNUAL PRACTISING CERTIFICATE (APC) OR INTERIM PRACTISING CERTIFICATE INCLUDING DISCIPLINARY LEVY 640.00 1,4,5
C DISCIPLINARY LEVY – levy for 12 months 117.50 1
D NEW ZEALAND REGISTRATION EXAMINATION (NZREX Clinical) 3,750.00
Application for an exemption from an approved English test, or for an extension of USMLE validity 125.00 1
Review of decisions 125.00 1
E VOCATIONAL SCOPE OF PRACTICE/RECERTIFICATION
Branch advisory body application for recognition of new vocational scope of practice 7,500.00 1,9
Application for assessment of an individual recertification programme for a vocational scope of practice 1,600.00 1
F CONTRIBUTION TO MENTORING COSTS (usual 18-month programme) 2,700.00 1,6
G URINE SCREENING PROGRAMME
Usual five-year programme – including administration and the cost of tests 6,000.00 7
Administration only – usual five-year programme 1,500.00
H CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISION COSTS (usual 12-month programme) 4,050.00 1,6
I REVIEW OF DECISIONS 125.00 1
J CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY THE REGISTRAR
Certificate of registered information 40.00 1
Certificate of good standing (or copy) 40.00 1
Duplicate APC 40.00 1
Any other document certifying registration status or standing 40.00 1
K REGISTER
Register for 12 months on disk or sent by email (updated monthly) 350.00 1
Register for 12 months downloaded from the council’s website 200.00 1
Register data requests – contact the council office for information 112.50 1,8
Key to Annotations
1Fee is not refundable.
2Fee may be waived for some categories.
3Those with Australasian postgraduate qualifications and holding registration within a general scope of practice will pay only for a change in existing scope.
4Reduced fee payable if the medical practitioner is registered within a provisional or special purpose scope of practice where the appointment is for less than six months. If appointments are for longer than six months, the APC fee will be charged on a pro rata basis to bring medical practitioners on to their APC cycle.
5Fee includes disciplinary levy $117.50 and may be charged on a pro rata basis to bring medical practitioners on to their APC cycle.
6Fee will be adjusted for any specific requirements of the programme.
7Fee is based on 54 tests over a five-year period. Additional test costs will be recovered and a $60.00 service fee will apply.
8Fee is per hour but may be adjusted depending on the nature of the query. Any disbursements will be recovered at cost.
9$3,750.00 is paid at the time of stage one submission and $3,750.00 at the time of stage two submission.
Dated at Wellington this 27th day of April 2009.
DAVID DUNBAR, Registrar, Medical Council of New Zealand.