Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Fees Payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand From 1 September 2019

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 and levy (GST excluded) are payable effective from 1 September 2019.

Fees Schedule

A

Registration Fees

$

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

196.86

1, 2

 

Application for provisional general registration (Australian General Registrant)

196.86

1, 2

 

Application for provisional registration (competent authority)

354.36

1

 

Application for provisional registration (comparable health system)

984.34

1

 

Application for general registration (New Zealand/Australian graduate)

196.86

1, 2

 

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

 

 

 

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

196.86

1

 

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

348.04

1

 

Application for provisional vocational registration (for international medical graduates)

2,610.30

1

 

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

766.38

 1

 

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

2,778.02

 

 

Re-evaluation by vocational educational advisory body

596.21

 

 

Vocational educational advisory body advice on supervisor/employment

87.74

 

 

Vocational practice assessment

16,260.18

 

 

For registration in a special purpose scope of practice:

 

 

 

SP Postgraduate training

634.46

1

 

SP Locum Tenens

348.04

1

 

SP Locum Teleradiology

348.04

1

 

SP Research

348.04

1

 

Other registration-related fees:

 

 

 

Application to change existing scope or conditions

196.86

1

 

Restoration of registration

196.86

1, 3

 

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

130.64

1

B

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

 

 

 

Annual PC fee

725.75

1, 4, 5

 

Application to vary existing PC

196.86

 

 

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

181.44

 

C

Disciplinary Levy – levy for 12 months

154.36

1

D

New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical)

 

 

 

Application fee

650.00

7

 

Examination fee

3,750.00

7

 

Review of decisions (recount)

209.91

1

 

Appeal of decisions (impairment or exam process)

500.34

1

 

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

180.79

1

 

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

707.30

1

E

Vocational Scope of Practice/Recertification

 

 

 

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

7,031.83

1

 

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

2,929.74

1

F

Screening Programmes7

 

 

 

Urine testing administrative charge

109.83

6

 

Charge per urine test

1,101.41

 

 

Hair testing administrative charge

482.03

 

 

Charge per hair test

433.89

 

 

Blood testing administrative charge

1,852.36

 

 

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

1,207.31

 

 

Cost of re-calibration of breathalyser unit

77.84

 

G

Sexual Misconduct Assessment

 

 

 

Administration charge only

1,704.05

6

H

Contribution to Educational Supervision Costs

 

 

 

Administration charge only

2,277.26

6

I

Educational – Pre-Vocational

 

 

 

Accreditation of training provider

30,736.41

1

J

Certificate Signed by the Registrar

 

 

 

Certificate of registered information

130.64

1

 

Certificate of professional status

130.64

1

 

Certificate of good standing

130.64

1

 

Any other document certifying registration status or standing

130.64

1

K

Register

 

 

 

Register for 12 months downloaded from the Council’s website

302.82

1

 

Request for one copy of the Register

112.16

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.)

112.16

1, 8

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of July 2019.

DAVID DUNBAR, Registrar, Medical Council of New Zealand.

Explanatory Note

Increase in PC fee and disciplinary levy

On 18 April 2019, the Council released a consultation document, seeking feedback on proposed increases to the practising certificate fee and annual disciplinary levy. On 11 June 2019, the Council received and considered a report on the feedback from the consultation. The Council resolved to approve the practising certificate fee of $571.39 (excluding GST) and disciplinary levy of $154.36 (excluding GST) with an effective date of 1 September 2019. These fees are payable together, upon application for a practising certificate.

Other fees adjusted for inflation

All fees have been inflation-adjusted by 1.9%, with the exception of, -

  • the fees for a vocational practice assessment and for the accreditation of a training provider (both of which remain unchanged from 1 July 2019), and
  • the NZREX application and examination fees, which now reflect the cost of administering and undertaking these examinations.
Commencement

This notice comes into effect on 1 September 2019. From that date, these earlier notices are revoked:

Key to annotations

1. Fee is not refundable.

2. Fee may be waived for some categories.

3. Fee applies to medical practitioners whose cancellation from the Medical Register occurred after the commencement of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance 2003 (18 September 2004).

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 $154.36 and may be charged on a pro rata basis to bring medical practitioners on to their PC cycles.

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.