Register of practitioners
You can search the Register of Chinese Medicine Practitioners to find out whether a particular practitioner is currently registered and is able to practise in New Zealand, as well as other public information.
Please contact the office if you have a query related to the Register or a particular practitioner on +64 4 978 5040.
You will find the following information about practitioners on the public register as required by the HPCA Act:
- Work address (if provided)
- Qualification by which they were registered
- Scope/s of practice or changes to scope/s of practice
- Registration Status
- Practising certificate status
- Conditions on practice (if any)
The Council requires all registrants to renew their practising status annually by the 31st of March, regardless of whether they intend to practise.
Understanding the Register
"Registered, current certificate": A practitioner holding this status has been issued with a current practising certificate entitling them to practise, has been deemed fit and competent to practise by the Council, and is participating in the Council’s compulsory practitioner recertification programme.
"Registered, not practising": A practitioner holding this status has notified the Council that they do not intend to practise during the current practising year, and they are not actively participating in the Council’s compulsory practitioner recertification programme. However, they may be voluntarily participating in the recording of continuing professional development activities to maintain their competence to practise for future practising periods.
Scopes of practice
The Council has five scopes of practice:
- Chinese medicine practitioner (acupuncturist)
- Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
- Chinese massage (tuina) practitioner
- Chinese medicine specialist
- Chinese medicine special purpose
The Council does its best to maintain the accuracy of the Register. If you believe any information contained in the Register to be incorrect, please contact the office on +64 4 978 5040.
Export the Register
To export an Excel copy of the public register, click the download button below; any information downloaded is only relevant for that date and time.