Under sections 130–133 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Medical Council of New Zealand (“Council”) gives notice of amendments to the notice titled Fees Payable to the Medical Council of New Zealand From 1 September 2018 (“principal notice”) published in the New Zealand Gazette, 27 July 2018, No. 2018-gs3687.
- The new fees set out in this amendment notice take effect on 1 July 2019.
- The Fees schedule contained in the principal notice is amended as follows:
“Registration in a provisional vocational/vocational scope of practice
By increasing the fee for vocational practice assessment from $8,876.07 (GST excluded) to $16,260.18 (GST excluded).
Educational – Pre-Vocational
By increasing the fee for Accreditation of training provider from $14,806.07 (GST excluded) to $30,736.41 (GST excluded).”
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of October 2018.
DAVID DUNBAR, Registrar, Medical Council of New Zealand.
In 2015, following wide consultation, the Council introduced Activity Based Costing for fees to ensure that the Council was charging the correct fees for the work that was undertaken. However, the Council agreed at that time that the Vocational Practice Assessment (VPA) fee and hospital accreditation fee should be exempted from the full ‘user pays’ model. The Council agreed to partially subsidise the VPA and hospital accreditation fees on an interim basis.
In June 2018 the Council undertook a consultation on revised VPA and hospital accreditation fees (effectively ending the subsidisation of those fees). That consultation proposed that the full fee for both be implemented from 1 January 2019. Feedback from that consultation was considered by the Council at its October 2018 meeting. At that meeting, the Council confirmed the increase but altered the effective date from 1 January 2019 to 1 July 2019.