We are working on a formal constitution and a set of rules for Governance, management and the running of the Board.
This includes how we elect the Governing body, rules for membership, financial management, run our meetings and set professional standards.
A first draft of the constitution can be downloaded (below) and one of the first things that we will need to do after the inaugural meeting will be finalise and ratify this document.
Members will uphold the dignity and honour of the profession, to enhance its standing and its reputation with the public.
All members will be honest in their professional relationships with the public and fellow professionals.
Members recognize the importance of continuing education to improve their knowledge and skills though appropriately recognised training.
A member will always work within the boundaries of their qualifications and not overstate their capabilities or expertise.
Members will respect and adhere to the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights
Members will respect the confidentiality and privacy of their clients.
Members must facilitate the fair, simple, speedy, and efficient resolution of complaints for the best possible resolution for all parties
The primary mission of the Board is to ensure that the therapies we provide to our clients are safe, hygienic and ethical. Many of the treatments and advanced therapies carry risks of infection (for clients, staff and the public), permanent tissue damage or disfigurement.
Our guidelines are, and will continue to be, based on evidence based best practice that will evolve with the therapies and treatments we offer. It is intended that there will be a dedicated sub-committee of the board charged with their maintenance with a full review every 2 -3 years. The current (draft) version of the guidelines were developed in response to the growing number of complaints over increasing infections and damage to the public in our unregulated beauty industry.
A key goal will be for our guidelines to be accepted by NZ authorities and health regulators as the basis for a nationally consistent set of by-laws and that the Board will be consulted by Councils, Health authorities and Occupational Health and Safety legislators when creating or revising legal standards.
The guidelines provide general health and hygiene standards for premises, equipment, pre and post treatment. There are specific sections for each of the various specialties (e.g. Manicure / Pedicure, Dermabrasion, Tattooing).