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Member advisory service
As a member of the NZMA you have access to advice and assistance on a variety of issues, ranging from staff employment to running your practice. Telephone and email advice is available to you or your practice manager (where appropriate), and is free of charge. Phone 0800 656 161.
Articles and various sample employment agreements and contracts have been developed for members, minimising the time you need to spend on non-medical functions. Some of this information, and the associated flyers, are available by using your NZMA membership login.
We have information available on the following legislation:
- Commerce Act
- Employment Relations Act
- Health Information Privacy Code
- Privacy Act
- The Health (Retention of Health Information) Regulations
- Holiday's Act
- Parental Leave and Employment Act
- Protected Disclosures Act
- Health and Safety in Employment Act
- The Health Act
The NZMA advisory service can assist you with any employment issues. We have sample employment agreements and pre-employer checklists available when employing a new staff member. If you need to manage a current staff member's poor performance, we can assist you to follow the correct procedure to avoid a possible personal grievance. We also have information available on restructuring and redundancies.
If you are planning to hire a locum we have sample agreements covering both employee and individual contractor arrangements.
The advisory service also has a wide range of information on medical records and confidentially. We can answer questions about disclosure of medical records in certain situations, and the obligations on staff and doctors regarding medical records.
Download our advisory service resources from the right-hand menu (please log in to view menus). For further information or help with a specific enquiry, please phone us on 0800 656 161 or email Robyn Fell.