Ceasing to Practise and Returning to Practise

Are you planning on moving overseas, or to stop practising?

If you are a registered medical imaging and/or radiation therapy practitioner and plan to leave New Zealand to work overseas, you must notify the Board and leave details of your new contact address.

If you gain employment in the medical radiation technology profession overseas you may be required to provide your employer/relevant registration body with evidence of your registration and competence to practise when in New Zealand.  You may apply to the Board to provide you with a Letter of Good Standing. 

Do you want to return to practising?

If you are returning to practice you need to apply for an APC before commencing work.  When you apply please provide the following documents:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two supporting written professional references
  • MRTB clinical experience form (detailing your most recent clinical practice)

In addition, if you have been practising overseas since you last held an APC you will need to provide a Certificate of Good Standing from the registration body in each country you have practised in since you last held an APC in New Zealand.

The principal purpose of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 is to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that medical imaging and/or radiation therapy practitioners are competent and fit to practise the profession of medical radiation technology.

If you are a registered medical imaging and/or radiation therapy practitioners but have not worked in the profession for at least three years, you will be required to demonstrate to the Board that you are competent and fit to practise before being issued with an annual practising certificate (APC). 

The Board uses a number of mechanisms to ensure you are competent and fit to practise depending on the number of years you have been absent from the medical radiation technology profession.

For more information on the Board's return to practice policy click here.