New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

22 Objectives of DHBs

(1)

Every DHB has the following objectives:

(a)

to improve, promote, and protect the health of people and communities:

(b)

to promote the integration of health services, especially primary and secondary health services:

(ba)

to seek the optimum arrangement for the most effective and efficient delivery of health services in order to meet local, regional, and national needs:

(c)

to promote effective care or support for those in need of personal health services or disability support services:

(d)

to promote the inclusion and participation in society and independence of people with disabilities:

(e)

to reduce health disparities by improving health outcomes for Maori and other population groups:

(f)

to reduce, with a view to eliminating, health outcome disparities between various population groups within New Zealand by developing and implementing, in consultation with the groups concerned, services and programmes designed to raise their health outcomes to those of other New Zealanders:

(g)

to exhibit a sense of social responsibility by having regard to the interests of the people to whom it provides, or for whom it arranges the provision of, services:

(h)

to foster community participation in health improvement, and in planning for the provision of services and for significant changes to the provision of services:

(i)

to uphold the ethical and quality standards commonly expected of providers of services and of public sector organisations:

(j)

to exhibit a sense of environmental responsibility by having regard to the environmental implications of its operations:

(k)

to be a good employer in accordance with section 118 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(2)

Each DHB must pursue its objectives in accordance with any plan prepared under section 38, its statement of intent, and any directions or requirements given to it by the Minister under section 33, 33A, or 33B of this Act, or section 103 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, or under section 107 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 22(1)(ba): inserted, on 9 November 2010, by section 8(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 118).

Section 22(1)(k): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 22(2): amended, on 24 February 2011, by section 8(2) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 118).

Section 22(2): amended, on 24 February 2011, by section 8(3) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 118).

Section 22(2): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).