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Under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, the Board may order a competence review of a registered optometrist or dispensing optician at any time, whether or not there is reason to believe that practitioner's practice may be deficient.
A competence review will usually involve two peers and a lay member visiting the practitioner at their place of work, and may include:
The Board does not currently undertake random competence reviews. Its current policy is to undertake a competence review where there is reason to believe the practitioner's practice may be deficient.
The Board has developed a policy which details the process the Board will follow if it orders that a practitioner undergo a competence review. To view this policy, click here.
If you have any questions about the Board's policy, please contact the Board Registrar on 04 474 0705 or email email@example.com