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Professional Guidelines

These position statements offer important information on the standards expected from physiotherapists; topics include treatment of whanau and family members, supervision, the importance of clear sexual boundaries and many others.

Aotearoa New Zealand Physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 2011

The Code was developed in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Board and is the core document guiding physiotherapy practice in New Zealand. Two versions were written; the first is the core document, the second document provides an explanatory commentary for some of the more complicated issues.

Code of Ethics

Download - NZ Physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 2011 (299KB)

Download - NZ Physiotherapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 2011 - with commentary (546KB)

The PNZ Standards of Practice 2012

The Standards of Practice were reviewed following the release of the Code of Ethics to ensure both documents were in alignment. The Standards provide greater guidance to members on a wide range of issues.

Standards of Practice
Download - Physiotherapy New Zealand Standards of Practice 2012 (798KB)

Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct 2013

The objective of the Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct (SPCC) is to provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for the professional behaviour expected of physiotherapists providing sports physiotherapy services.

Download - Sports Physiotherapy Code of Conduct 2013  (480KB)

 

Physiotherapy New Zealand Position Statements

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