This Act is the Osteopaths Act 2001.
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
The object of this Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure that osteopaths are fit to practise.
In this Act:
Board means the Osteopaths Registration Board constituted under this Act.
Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Tribunal.
Commission means the Health Care Complaints Commission constituted under the Health Care Complaints Act 1993.
Committee means the Osteopathy Care Assessment Committee constituted under this Act.
competence to practise osteopathy has the meaning given by section 9.
complaint means a complaint against an osteopath under Part 4 (Complaints and disciplinary proceedings).
conduct means any act or omission.
criminal finding means a finding by a court that a person is guilty of an offence without proceeding to conviction.Note. Section 117 makes special provision with respect to the application for the purposes of this Act of the Criminal Records Act 1991 in respect of criminal findings.
Deputy Chairperson means a Deputy Chairperson of the Tribunal.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Health.
exercise a function includes perform a duty.
function includes a power, authority or duty.
health registration Act has the same meaning as in the Health Care Complaints Act 1993.
health service has the same meaning as in the Health Care Complaints Act 1993.
Impaired Registrants Panel means an Impaired Registrants Panel constituted under this Act.
impairment has the meaning given by section 10.
professional misconduct is defined in Part 4 (Complaints and disciplinary proceedings).
prohibition order has the same meaning as in section 53 (3A).
Register means the Register of Osteopaths kept by the Board under this Act.
registered means registered under this Act.
Registrar means the Registrar of the Board holding office as such under Chapter 1A of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
registration authority has the same meaning as in the Health Care Complaints Act 1993.
sex/violence criminal finding means a criminal finding for a sex/violence offence.
sex/violence offence means an offence involving sexual activity, acts of indecency, child pornography, physical violence or the threat of physical violence.
Tribunal means the Osteopaths Tribunal constituted under this Act.
unsatisfactory professional conduct is defined in Part 4 (Complaints and disciplinary proceedings).
Notes included in this Act are explanatory notes and do not form part of this Act.
This Act does not limit or otherwise affect the operation of the Mutual Recognition laws.