ASMS

We are the union for salaried doctors and dentists.

We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

  • Clause 39

Clause 39

39 PROFESSIONAL AND PATIENT RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The parties recognise:

(a)  the primacy of the personal responsibility of employees to their patients and the employee’s role as a patient advocate;

(b)  that employees are responsible and accountable to the statutory authorities such as the Medical and Dental Councils, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, as applicable, including their relevant policy statements and guidelines; and

(c)  that employees are responsible and accountable to the ethical codes and standards of relevant colleges and professional associations.