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Rules of Practice 1994 (S.R. 1994, No. 229)
Requested:  30 May 2017
Consolidated as at:  17 Mar 2006

Division 1 - Place and conduct of business

4. Attendance at practice

(1) A practitioner must not carry on his or her practice at any place unless the practitioner or another practitioner –

(a) is in charge of that place; and

(b) spends substantial time at that place during its normal business hours.

(1A) A practitioner must not carry on a branch of his or her practice at any place unless –

(a) the practitioner or another practitioner is in charge of that place; and

(b) there is displayed in a prominent area in that place for inspection by members of the public a notice that –

(i) specifies the contact details of another office of the practice at which a practitioner may be contacted; and

(ii) if a practitioner is not in attendance, specifies when a practitioner will next be in attendance.

(1B) A notice under subrule (1A)(b) is to be in a form approved by the Council.
(2) A practitioner may apply to the Council for approval not to comply with subrule (1) or (1A).
(3) The Council may –

(a) grant the approval with or without conditions; or

(b) refuse to grant the approval.

(4) An application for approval is to be –

(a) in writing; and

(b) lodged with the Executive Director.

(5) The Council may withdraw an approval at any time.

5. Sharing of premises and carrying on another business

(1) A practitioner may only carry on another business apart from a practice and share premises with another business if –

(a) the conduct of that business is kept separate from the practice as far as practicable; and

(b) the carrying on of that business is not likely to lead to a contravention of the Act or these rules.

(2) A practitioner is taken to be carrying on another business if that business, although conducted by another entity, is carried on substantially under that practitioner's direction or control.

6. Firm names and professional description

(1) A practitioner may carry on a practice under a firm name that includes –

(a) that practitioner's name; or

(b) the names of any partner or former partner of the firm.

(2) A practitioner must not carry on a practice under a firm name, other than a firm name specified under subrule (1), without the approval of the Society.
(3) An application for approval is to –

(a) be in writing; and

(b) specify the proposed firm name; and

(c) be lodged with the Executive Director.

(4) The Society may –

(a) grant the approval; or

(b) refuse to grant the approval.

(5) The Society must not grant an approval if a firm name is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive.


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