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Fees Payable to Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | Medical Council of New Zealand from 1 September 2022

Under sections 130 to 133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Medical Council of New Zealand (“Council”) gives notice that fees and levy (GST excluded), set out in the Fees Schedule below, are payable effective from 12 August 2022.


This notice comes into effect on 1 September 2022. From that date, the following notice is revoked:

Explanatory Note

This notice corrects one fee contained in the previous notice Fees payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand from 1 July 2022 (New Zealand Gazette, 1 June 2022, Notice No. 2022-gs2135). The corrected fee is for Re-evaluation (under College advice fees). All the remaining fees in the 1 July 2022 notice are continued and unchanged.

In approving, for consultation, the proposed fees to take effect from 1 July 2022, Council resolved that with specific exceptions, the new fees would be the 2021 fees adjusted for inflation. The 2021 gazetted fee was $1,200.00. After CPI adjustment, the new re-evaluation fee for 2022 would be $1,270.80.

Unfortunately, in preparing the consultation document notice, an error was made; the fee was presented not as $1,270.80 but as $794.25. This error was repeated in the subsequent gazette notice. The error is being corrected in this new notice.

Fees Schedule 1

A Practising Certificate (PC) or Interim PC including Disciplinary Levy $  
  Annual PC fee 806.70 2, 3
  Application to vary existing PC 319.47  
  PC Quarterly Fee (used only when bringing a doctor into their registration cycle) 201.68  
B Disciplinary Levy – levy for 12 months 235.00  
C Registration Fees    
  Application for registration in a provisional general/general scope of practice:    
  Provisional general registration (New Zealand/Australian/NZREX graduate) 319.47  
  Provisional general registration (Australian General Registrant) 511.15  
  Provisional general registration (competent authority) 511.15  
  Provisional general registration (comparable health system) 1,597.34  
  General registration (New Zealand/Australian graduate) 511.15  
  For registration in a provisional vocational / vocational scope of practice:    
  Application for vocational registration (for those registered in the General scope of practice, who have been awarded the prescribed qualification) 255.58  
  Application for vocational registration (for those who are not registered in the General scope of practice, who have been awarded the prescribed qualification) 511.15  
  Application for provisional vocational registration (for international medical graduates with overseas specialist qualifications) 3,833.62  
  Vocational practice assessment 16,783.35 1, 5
  College advice fees for registration in a provisional vocational scope of practice:    
  Assessment of documents (preliminary advice) 1,747.35 1
  Interview (final advice) 4,130.10 1
  Re-evaluation 1,270.80 1
  Advice on supervisor/employment 211.80 1
  For registration in a special purpose scope of practice:    
  Special purpose postgraduate training 1,022.30  
  Special purpose locum tenens / teleradiology / research 638.94  
  Other registration-related fees:    
  Application to change existing scope or conditions 319.47  
  Restoration of registration 319.47  
  Annual retention fee (non-practising status) 138.13  
D Certificate Signed by the Registrar    
  Certificate of professional status, registered information, and any other document confirming registration status/standing or internship details 191.68  
E New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical)    
  Application fee 710.49  
  Examination fee 4,099.03 1
  Review of decisions (recount) 361.47  
  Appeal of decisions (impairment or exam process) 542.20  
  Withdrawal, or transfer, prior to, or on, the cut-off date for the specified exam (six weeks prior to exam) 361.47  
  Withdrawal after the cut-off date for the specified exam (20 working days or more prior to exam) 819.80  
F Screening Programmes    
  Testing administrative charge (per test) 145.78  
  Charge per test for urine / hair / blood (recharged at cost) at cost 4
  Cost of breathalyser unit / re-calibration of breathalyser unit (recharged at cost) at cost 4
G Sexual Misconduct Assessment    
  Administration charge only 1,904.11 1, 4
H Contribution to Educational Supervision Costs    
  Administration charge only 2,542.50 1, 4
I Educational – Pre-Vocational    
  Accreditation of training provider 31,725.35 5
J Educational – Vocational    
  Accreditation New Zealand-only training providers:    
  – Training provider with 300 or more paying members 22,154.00 5
  – Training provider with fewer than 300 paying members 17,119.00 5
  Accreditation of training providers recertification programme only 10,070.00 5
K Recognition of vocational scope of practice / Assessment of a recertification programme    
  Vocational education and advisory body application for recognition of new vocational scope of practice 7,686.31  
  Application for assessment of an individual recertification programme for a vocational scope of practice 3,202.42  
L Register    
  Register for 12 months downloaded from the Council’s website 327.73  
  Request for one copy of the Register 163.86  
  Register data requests (Fee is per hour but may be adjusted depending on the nature of the query. Any disbursements will be recovered at cost) 163.86  

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of August 2022.

DAVID DUNBAR, Registrar, Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | Medical Council of New Zealand.

Key to Annotations

1. All fees are non-refundable unless denoted.

2. Reduced fee payable for first time applicants applying for registration within a provisional or special purpose scope of practice where the appointment is for six months or less. For appointments longer than six months, the PC fee will be charged to bring medical practitioners on to their PC cycle.

3. Fee includes a disciplinary levy of $235.00.

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

5. These fees have not been inflation-adjusted on the basis that the existing fees, having been reviewed, are still considered representative of the activity-based cost. Additionally, the fee for accreditation of prevocational training providers is unlikely to be levied in the 2022/23 financial year given ongoing health reforms. Each of these fees will be reviewed for the 2023/24 financial year.