Mental Health Commission Act 1998

  • expired
  • Mental Health Commission Act 1998: expired, on 1 July 2012, by section 13(1).
2 Interpretation
  • (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Commission means the Mental Health Commission established by section 5

    district health board means a district health board established by or under section 19 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

    family includes whanau, hapu, iwi, and family group

    Minister means the Minister of Health

    Ministry means the Ministry of Health

    national mental health strategy

    • (a) means the strategic directions for the mental health services of New Zealand described in—

      • (i) the document entitled Looking Forward—Strategic Directions for the Mental Health Services published by the Ministry in June 1994; and

      • (ii) the document entitled Moving Forward—The National Mental Health Plan for More and Better Services published by the Ministry in July 1997; and

    • (b) includes every variation of, or addition to, those strategic directions approved by the Minister and published under section 3(1)(b)

    provider means a provider of services that affect people with mental illness

    stakeholder includes—

    • (a) the Ministry; and

    • (b) district health boards; and

    • (c) mental health service funders; and

    • (d) providers; and

    • (e) people with mental illnesses, and their families and caregivers; and

    • (f) groups representing the interests of people with mental illness and their families and caregivers

    year means a period of 12 months commencing on 1 July and ending with 30 June.

    (2) [Repealed]

    Section 2(1) district health board: inserted, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

    Section 2(1) Health Funding Authority: repealed, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).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 2(1) stakeholder: inserted, on 30 August 2007, by section 5(1) of the Mental Health Commission Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 30).

    Section 2(2): repealed, on 30 August 2007, by section 5(2) of the Mental Health Commission Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 30).