Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975

Reprint as at 3 March 2010

Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975

Public Act1975 No 122
Date of assent10 October 1975
Commencementsee section 1(2)


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

3 Administration

3A Effect on Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act 1960

4 Aims of Minister and Director-General

5 Delegation of functions and powers by Director-General

5A Exercise of Director-General's discretion

Part 1
Advisory Council for the Community Welfare of Disabled Persons


6 Advisory Council [Repealed]

7 Meetings of Advisory Council [Repealed]

8 Function of Council [Repealed]

9 Remuneration and travelling allowances of certain members of Council [Repealed]

Part 2
Promotion of community welfare of disabled persons


Assistance to families and persons


10 Director-General may consult others [Repealed]

11 Family care [Repealed]

12 Relief for parents and guardians [Repealed]

13 Expenses and other costs [Repealed]

14 Grants for incorporating essential features in homes [Repealed]

15 Provision for walking frames [Repealed]

15A Provision of aids and appliances [Repealed]

16 Training of young persons [Repealed]

16A Grants and loans for purchase of motor vehicles, etc [Repealed]

Assistance to voluntary and charitable organisations

17 Assistance to approved organisations [Repealed]

18 Registration [Repealed]

19 Director-General may require structural alterations [Repealed]

20 Further provisions as to cancellation and suspension of registration [Repealed]

21 Appeal against refusal or cancellation of registration [Repealed]

22 Inspection [Repealed]

22A Building Act 1991 [Repealed]

23 Application of Children and Young Persons Act 1974 [Repealed]

Streets and premises open to public

24 Streets, etc [Repealed]

25 Access and facilities to and within buildings [Repealed]

Part 2A
Right of persons in residential care to review

25A Right of review

25B Who may apply for review

25C Procedure and time limits for applying for review

25D Director-General to appoint disability services review officers

25E Conduct of review

25F Outcome of review

Part 3
Vocational training of the disabled

26 Programme for vocational training

27 Financial assistance to approved agencies

28 Rehabilitation allowance

Part 4
General provisions

29 Financial provisions

30 Provisions in special circumstances

30A Effect of depriving oneself of income or assets

31 Regulations

32 Repeal and amendment [Repealed]

Reprint notes

An Act to make better provision for financial and other assistance in respect of the disabled, and for the support of voluntary organisations and private organisations concerned with providing facilities for the community welfare, sheltered employment, training, and day care of disabled persons