The Osteopathic Council of New Zealand registers osteopaths and prescribes the qualifications and standards of ongoing competence required for osteopathic practice in New Zealand.

The Council was established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). The principal purpose of this Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practice their professions.

Only osteopaths who are registered with the Osteopathic Council, and hold a current practising certificate, may use the title of osteopath and legally practice osteopathy in New Zealand.

News

  • Ministry of Health Media Release - increasing the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services

    Increasing the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services The Ministry of Health is moving to increase the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services. We are seeking expressions of interest from health and care professionals who are able and...

  • Covid-19

    These are difficult times for us all, and Council wishes to acknowledge the uncertainty that the osteopathic profession has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you will be aware, New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 3, moving to Alert Level 4 on Wednesday, with the situation evolving rapidly from...