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Appeal provisions are set out in part 5 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
A person may appeal to a District Court against any decision or direction of an authority for -
This appeal avenue is against a decision of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.
A party may appeal against any determination of law arising in the appeal. If the appeal is from the District Court it must be to the High Court; if it is from the High Court it must be made to the Court of Appeal.
Practitioners will be notified of their appeal rights as appropriate.
An appeal must be brought to the appropriate court by way of notice of appeal in accordance with the rules of the court and must be lodged within 20 working days after the notice of the authority decision or order is communicated to the appellant.
It is normal for a practitioner seeking to exercise a right of appeal to seek the advice and services of a lawyer to act on their behalf.