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The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal hears and determines disciplinary proceedings brought against health practitioners.The Tribunal has produced a useful guide setting out the usual procedures to be followed before and during a hearing. To download a copy of the guide please click on this link: Guide to Disciplinary Proceedings

The Tribunal comprises a chairperson, two deputy chairpersons and panel comprising laypersons and health practitioners. All members of the Tribunal are appointed by the Minister of Health. When the Tribunal sits to hear and determine a charge it comprises five people:

  • The Chairperson or one of the deputy chairpersons;
  • A lay person appointed from the panel;
  • Three health professionals appointed from the panel and who are professional peers of the health practitioner who is the subject of the hearing.

Chairperson

  • Mr David Carden, a barrister who practises in Auckland

Deputy Chairpersons

  • Ms Maria Dew, a barrister who practises in Auckland;
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Executive Officers Under the Act each Registration Authority appoints an executive officer to the Tribunal who is responsible for administrative functions associated with the Tribunal. The Executive Officers are:

 

Profession

Executive Officer

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