New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

58 Functions, duties, and powers of HPA

(1)

HPA must lead and support activities for the following purposes:

(a)

promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles:

(b)

preventing disease, illness, and injury:

(c)

enabling environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles:

(d)

reducing personal, social, and economic harm.

(2)

HPA has the following alcohol-specific functions:

(a)

giving advice and making recommendations to government, government agencies, industry, non-government bodies, communities, health professionals, and others on the sale, supply, consumption, misuse, and harm of alcohol so far as those matters relate to HPA’s general functions:

(b)

undertaking or working with others to research the use of alcohol in New Zealand, public attitudes towards alcohol, and problems associated with, or consequent on, the misuse of alcohol.

(3)

Section 103(1) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 does not apply to HPA’s functions under subsection (2), but HPA must have regard to any government policy that relates to those functions if so directed by the Minister.

(4)

HPA must also—

(a)

assume the property, rights, and liabilities of the Alcohol Advisory Council and the Health Sponsorship Council that are transferred to HPA by section 17 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2012; and

(b)

undertake any other functions that it is for the time being authorised to perform by the Minister by written notice to the board of HPA after consultation with the board.

Section 58: replaced, on 1 July 2012, by section 6 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 41).