New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

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  • This reprint includes corrections to section 77(f) under section 25(1)(j)(i) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012 and was replaced on 7 October 2016 to make a correction to section 112(6) under section 25(1)(j)(i) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Effect of boundary changes

18 Reorganisation of districts


In this clause, Order in Council is a reference to an Order in Council made under section 19(2).


If an Order in Council abolishes 2 or more DHBs and constitutes a new DHB whose district consists of the districts of the abolished DHBs, the boards of the abolished DHBs are united into a new board (a united board).


If an Order in Council dissolves or divides 1 DHB by transferring its district in whole or in part to the districts of 1 or more other DHBs, the Minister may, at the time that the Order takes effect, assign any member of the board of the dissolved or divided DHB to any board (an augmented board) of those other DHBs.


Throughout the relevant period specified in subclause (7), a united board consists of all the currently elected and appointed members of each board of the abolished DHBs (even if the total number of those members exceeds 11).


Throughout the relevant period specified in subclause (7), the members of an augmented board include the member or members assigned to it under subclause (3) (even if the total number of those members exceeds 11).


The provisions of Schedule 3 continue to apply, with any necessary modifications, to every united board and to every augmented board.


The relevant period referred to in subclause (4) and subclause (5) commences on the date that the Order in Council takes effect and ends with the close of the 58th day after polling day for the next elections of DHBs.