Health Act 1956

Personal information

Heading: inserted, on 26 July 1988, by section 6 of the Health Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 99).

22B Interpretation

In this section and sections 22C to 22H, unless the context otherwise requires,—

agency has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Privacy Act 1993

document has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Official Information Act 1982

Health Benefits Limited has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Health Sector (Transfers) Act 1993

health information, in relation to an identifiable individual, means—

(a)

information about the health of that individual, including that individual’s medical history:

(b)

information about any disabilities that individual has, or has had:

(c)

information about any services that are being provided, or have been provided, to that individual:

(d)

information provided by that individual in connection with the donation, by that individual, of any body part, or any bodily substance, of that individual:

(e)

for the purposes of section 22E and for that purpose only, information—

(i)

derived from the testing or examination of any body part, or any bodily substance, donated by an individual; or

(ii)

otherwise relating to any part or substance so donated, or relating to the donor and relevant (whether directly or indirectly) to the donation

individual means a natural person, and includes a deceased natural person

representative, in relation to any individual, means,—

(a)

where the individual is dead, that individual’s personal representative:

(b)

where the individual is under the age of 16 years, that individual’s parent or guardian:

(c)

subject to paragraphs (a) and (b), where the individual is unable to give his or her consent or authority, a person appearing to be lawfully acting on the individual’s behalf or in that individual’s interests

services has the same meaning as in section 6(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

Section 22B: replaced, on 1 July 1993, by section 2 of the Health Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 32).

Section 22B: amended, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B Crown health enterprise: repealed, on 1 July 1998, by section 5(4) of the Health and Disability Services Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 74).

Section 22B disability services: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B funder: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B Health Benefits Limited: inserted, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B Health Funding Authority: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B health information paragraph (c): amended, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B health services: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B hospital and health service: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22B Public Health Commission: repealed, on 22 January 1996, by section 3(3) of the Health and Disability Services Amendment Act 1995 (1995 No 84).

Section 22B purchaser: repealed, on 1 July 1998, by section 5(4) of the Health and Disability Services Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 74).

Section 22B regional health authority: repealed, on 1 July 1998, by section 5(4) of the Health and Disability Services Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 74).

Section 22B services: inserted, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).