Pursuant to section 11(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Physiotherapy Board gives
the following notice amending two scopes of practice published in the Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette,
15 September 2004, No. 120, page 2972.
Please remove the scopes of practice “Visiting Physiotherapy Presenter / Educator” and “Postgraduate Physiotherapy Student” and replace with the following:
“2. Scope of Practice – Visiting Physiotherapy Presenter/Educator
Persons who visit New Zealand for the purpose of presenting or educating in physiotherapy may be registered in
New Zealand within the special purpose scope of practice for Visiting Physiotherapy Presenters/Educators, if:
(a) they have physiotherapy experience relevant to the subject of the presentation/education; and
(b) they are registered or recognised as being in good standing with an overseas organisation whose functions in principle correspond to those of the Physiotherapy Board; and
(c) they are invited for the purpose of presenting or educating by a New Zealand organisation/institution.
The special purpose scope restricts physiotherapy activities to the presenting and/or educating activities described in the application. It does not include any clinical practice involving the public or any activity that may pose a risk to public health and safety. Registration within the special purpose scope of practice will be for a limited time (usually for one month) from the requested commencement date.
3. Scope of Practice – Postgraduate Physiotherapy Student
Persons who have gained their physiotherapy qualifications and are registered or recognised elsewhere than in
New Zealand and visit New Zealand for the purpose of participating in physiotherapy postgraduate study at an educational institution/organisation approved by the Physiotherapy Board must be registered in New Zealand. One option is to register within the special purpose scope of practice for postgraduate physiotherapy students.
The special purpose scope of practice for postgraduate physiotherapy students comprises of physiotherapy services undertaken as part of the postgraduate study on which the application is based. It does not extend to clinical practice or any other activity outside the postgraduate study.
Registration within the special purpose scope of practice will be authorised for the duration of the postgraduate study and apply only to that postgraduate study.”
This notice takes effect from 1 September 2009.
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of August 2009.
SUSAN J. BEGGS, Registrar, Physiotherapy Board.