Registered health practitioners
Optometrists and dispensing opticians are two of 21 health professions regulated by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. Information on what is involved in regulated health practice, and contact details for the regulatory authority for each health profession are available through the pamphlet ‘Confidence in your health practitioner’ published by the Ministry of Health. Click here to download this pamphlet.
If you have a complaint about any health care service you have received, regardless of whether the provider is regulated by this legislation, you can complain to the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner by phoning 0800 11 22 33 or by visiting their website located at www.hdc.org.nz.