Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia,
Desirous of providing immediately necessary medical treatment
for residents of the territory of one Party temporarily in the territory
of the other Party,
Have agreed as follows:
For the purpose of this Agreement:
Persons to whom Agreement applies
(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this Article,
this Agreement applies to a resident of the territory of one Party
who, at the time of seeking medical treatment, is able to provide
evidence of residence in that territory and who is temporarily in
the territory of the other Party.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) of this
Article, where a resident of the territory of one Party is:
who is travelling to, leaving from, or diverted to the territory
of the other Party and the need for medical treatment arose during
that flight or voyage, that resident is entitled to that medical treatment.
A resident of the territory of one Party (being a person
to whom this Agreement applies according to Article 2) who, in the
opinion of the provider of medical treatment, needs immediately necessary
medical treatment while in the territory of the other Party, shall
be provided with such medical treatment as is clinically necessary
for the diagnosis, alleviation or care of the condition requiring
attention, on terms no less favourable than would apply to a person
who is a resident of the latter territory.
Communication between competent authorities
(1) The competent authorities shall send
to each other, as soon as possible, details of any changes in legislation,
determinations, authorisations or funding agreements in force in their
respective territories which may significantly affect the nature and
scope of services provided under this Agreement.
Application of Agreement
(2) References in this Agreement to any legislation, determination,
authorisation, or funding agreement also include any legislation,
determination, authorisation, or funding agreement which replaces,
amends, supplements, or consolidates the legislation, determination,
authorisation, or funding agreement referred to.
(3) For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context
otherwise requires, other words and expressions used in the Agreement
have the meanings assigned to them respectively under the legislation
or funding agreement referred to in Article
1 paragraph (3).
Term of Agreement
(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of this Article, the Parties
agree that the Agreement on Medical Treatment Between the Government
of Australia and the Government of New Zealand, done at Rotorua on
2 April 1986, shall continue to have effect in relation to medical
treatment which was being provided to any person under that Agreement
immediately prior to or at the date of supersession.