If you’re applying to register with the Pharmacy Council for the first time, we must ensure you’re fit for registration. It’s a requirement of section 16 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003.
In your application, you must tell us about any matter that could affect your fitness for registration. We list below specific disclosures the HPCA Act requires. But if there’s anything outside these topics that could affect your fitness to register, you must disclose it as well.
We will treat your information in strict confidence.
We will consider your information, following the Act’s requirements, to confirm you’re fit to register.
Our team will aim to support you, so you can practise safely and maintain public safety.
You must be able to speak and understand English effectively so you can:
If we’re notified that you’re not communicating in English to an acceptable standard, we may ask you improve your language skills.
English language communication falls under Sections 16 (a) and (b) of the HPCA Act.
If you’ve been convicted of an offence in any court — in New Zealand or elsewhere — please send a copy of your conviction history to support your application.
Disclosing convictions falls under Section 16 (c) of the HPCA Act.
Convictions you don’t need to disclose
The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 applies. You do not need to disclose any convictions or offences that meet these four criteria.
You must tell us if you have any mental or physical health condition that may affect your fitness to register and practise. We need the following information.
Disclosing health conditions falls under Section 16 (d) of the HPCA Act.
You must tell us if you have ever been the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by:
If a disciplinary action or investigation involved or led to a professional disciplinary proceeding, in New Zealand or elsewhere, we need you to give us details.
Disclosing disciplinary actions falls under Sections 16 (e), (f), and (g) of the HPCA Act.