Apply

If you’re a registered doctor and would like to apply to become a certifying consultant, you need to fill in an application form and send it to us.

Appointments are for a term of 1 year. At the end of this period, you can reapply for another term.

Application for appointment as a certifying consultant [PDF, 290 KB]

How much does it cost to apply?

There’s no fee to apply to the Committee to become a certifying consultant.

What you need to send us

  • a complete application form
  • your Annual Practicing Certificate
  • evidence of vocational registration (if applicable)
  • 2 written references
  • reference from an oversight supervisor (who may be the person you report to or who is in charge of the facilities you plan to work from).

The Committee must consult with the New Zealand Medical Association before considering your application.

Apply for a new abortion licence

How much does it cost to apply?

 It costs $68 (including GST) to apply to the Committee for a licence.

There are 2 types of licences a hospital or clinic may hold

Full licence: This licence allows for abortions of any gestation to be carried out in the licensed hospital or clinic.

Limited licence: This licence allows for abortions up to 12 weeks gestation to be carried out in the licensed hospital or clinic.

An abortion licence must be held by a licence holder who is often the person in charge of the hospital or clinic or is in charge of the abortion services within that facility. Abortion licences are for a term of 1 year and can be reapplied for near the end of that term.

If your hospital or clinic would like to apply for a licence to perform abortions, you need to fill in this application form and send it to us:

Application in respect of institution for licence authorising the performance of abortions [PDF, 320 KB]

Appointment & licence renewals

If you’re already a certifying consultant or an abortion licence holder for a hospital or clinic and need to renew your appointment or licence, contact us for information on how to reapply.

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