I am considering taking a break from clinical practice for travel/parental leave/other reasons. Do I need to keep accumulating points for my log book?
It is highly recommended that you continue updating and maintaining your professional development even while taking a break from practice. The HPCA requires evidence of ongoing continuing professional development to maintain Annual Practicing Certificates (APC). If you chose not to keep a current APC it is important to check with your Professional Registration Board as there are additional requirements to return to practice, depending on the length of time off. A therapist must be a member of their parent body (NZAOT or PNZ), to be a member of the NZAHT Inc. Be proactive and inform the NZAHT Executive of your intentions and get their advice earlier rather than later.