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Referral to registration board

S. 52(1) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 196(1)(a)(b).

    (1)     If a complaint, or part of a complaint, relates to a registered health practitioner, the Health Complaints Commissioner may refer the complaint, or that part of the complaint, to the appropriate registration board if—

        (a)     the registration board has power to resolve or deal with the matter; and

S. 52(1)(b) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 196(1)(c).

        (b)     the Health Complaints Commissioner considers that it is appropriate to refer the complaint or that part of the complaint to the registration board; and

        (c)     the registration board is willing to accept the complaint or that part of the complaint.

S. 52(2) substituted by No. 22/2016 s. 196(2).

    (2)     Within 14 days after referring a complaint, or part of a complaint, about a registered health practitioner to a registration board, the Health Complaints Commissioner must notify the complainant and the registered health practitioner in writing of the referral.

S. 52(3) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 196(1)(d).

    (3)     If a complaint, or part of a complaint, has been referred to a registration board, the registration board must advise the Health Complaints Commissioner of the progress of the matter, when required by the Health Complaints Commissioner to do so, and, when the matter is completed, of the outcome of the matter.

S. 52(4) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 196(1)(e).

    (4)     Advice under subsection (3) must include any information that the Health Complaints Commissioner specifies by written notice to the registration board.

S. 53 (Heading) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 197.

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