An amendment to this notice was published on 26 October 2018, Notice No. 2018-gs5253.

Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Fees Payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand From 1 September 2018

Under sections 130–133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Medical Council of New Zealand (“Council”) gives notice that the following fees (GST excluded) are payable effective from 1 September 2018.

Fees Schedule

A

Registration Fees

$

 

 

For registration in a provisional general/general scope of practice:

 

 

 

Application for provisional registration (New Zealand/Australian/NZREX graduate)

193.19

1, 2

 

Application for provisional general registration (Australian General Registrant)

193.19

1, 2

 

Application for provisional registration (competent authority)

347.75

1

 

Application for provisional registration (comparable health system)

965.99

1

 

Application for general registration (New Zealand/Australian graduate)

193.19

1, 2

 

For registration in a provisional vocational / vocational scope of practice:

 

 

 

Application for vocational registration (for those on a general scope of practice, who have been awarded the prescribed qualification)

193.19

1

 

Application for vocational registration (for those who are not registered in New Zealand, who have been awarded the prescribed qualification)

341.55

1

 

Application for provisional vocational registration (for international medical graduates)

2,561.63

1

 

Assessment of documents (preliminary advice) by vocational educational advisory body

752.09

 1

 

Interview with vocational educational advisory body (interview/final advice)

2,726.22

 

 

Re-evaluation by vocational educational advisory body

585.09

 

 

Vocational educational advisory body advice on supervisor/employment

86.10

 

 

Vocational practice assessment

8,876.07

 

 

For registration in a special purpose scope of practice:

 

 

 

SP Postgraduate training

622.63

1

 

SP Locum Tenens

341.55

1

 

SP Locum Teleradiology

341.55

1

 

SP Research

341.55

1

 

Other registration-related fees:

 

 

 

Application to change existing scope or conditions

193.19

1

 

Restoration of registration (Note: Fee is for doctors previously on the Register)

193.19

1, 2, 3

 

Application for certificate of good standing, letter of standing, certificate of registration, certificate of professional status, Saudi verification, confirmation of internship, licence verifications

128.20

1

B

Practising Certificate (PC) or Interim Practising Certificate including Disciplinary Levy

 

 

 

Annual PC fee

680.60

1, 4, 5

 

Application to vary existing PC

193.19

 
 

PC Quarterly Fee (used only when bringing a doctor into their registration cycle)

170.15

 

C

Disciplinary Levy – levy for 12 months

125.00

1

D

New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical)

 

 

 

Application fee

406.05

7

 

Examination fee

3,026.75

7

 

Review of decisions (recount)

206.00

1

 

Appeal of decisions (impairment or exam process)

491.01

1

 

Withdrawal, or transfer, prior to, or on, the cut-off date for the specified exam (6 weeks prior to exam)

177.42

1

 

Withdrawal after the cut-off date for the specified exam (20 working days or more prior to exam)

694.11

1

E

Vocational Scope of Practice/Recertification

 

 

 

Vocational education and advisory body application for recognition of new vocational scope of practice

6,900.72

1

 

Application for assessment of an individual recertification programme for a vocational scope of practice

2,875.11

1

F

Screening Programmes

 

 

 

Urine testing administrative charge

107.78

6, 7

 

Charge per urine test

1,080.87

7

 

Hair testing administrative charge

473.04

7

 

Charge per hair test

425.80

7
 

Blood testing administrative charge

1,817,82

7

 

Breathalyser testing administrative charge (including the cost of the unit)

1,184.80

7

 

Cost of re-calibration of breathalyser unit

76.39

7

G

Sexual Misconduct Assessment

 

 

 

Administration charge only

1.672.28

6

H

Contribution to Educational Supervision Costs

 

 

 

Administration charge only

2,234.80

6

I

Educational – Pre-Vocational

 

 

 

Accreditation of training provider

14,806.07

1

J

Certificate Signed by the Registrar

 

 

 

Certificate of registered information

128.20

1

 

Certificate of professional status

128.20

1

 

Certificate of good standing

128.20

1

 

Any other document certifying registration status or standing

128.20

1

K

Register

 

 

 

Register for 12 months downloaded from the Council’s website

297.17

1

 

Request for one copy of the Register

110.07

1

 

Register data requests – contact the Council office for information. (Note: The data request fee is charged per hour but may be adjusted depending on the nature of the query.)

110.07

1, 8

Dated at Wellington this 27th day of July 2018.

DAVID DUNBAR, Registrar, Medical Council of New Zealand.

Explanatory Note

Increase in Fees

The Council resolved, at its meeting on 12 June 2018, to adopt an increase of 1.1% across all gazetted fees, with effect from 1 September 2018.

The reason for the fee increase was to provide the Council with a break even budget while ensuring that any fee increase was limited to the current year’s inflation rate. Council was also mindful of the increasing cost pressure through ongoing disciplinary cases taken against doctors.

From 1 September 2018, this notice replaces these earlier notices:

Key to annotations

1. Fee is not refundable.

2. Fee may be waived for some categories.

3. Fee for medical practitioners previously on the Register generally returning from overseas, both general and vocational. Also includes medical practitioners whose registration under the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 was cancelled on request or as a result of a revision of the Register.

4. Reduced 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 PC fee will be charged on a pro rata basis to bring medical practitioners on to their PC cycle.

5. Fee includes a disciplinary levy of $125.00 and may be charged on a pro rata basis to bring medical practitioners on to their PC cycle.

6. Services provided by external providers are on charged in full by the Council. A one-off administration fee is charged up front to cover the cost of Council staff time and overheads.

7. The fee has been split in to smaller components to allow for greater clarity.

8. Fee is per hour but may be adjusted depending on the nature of the query. Any disbursements will be recovered at cost.