Accident Compensation Act 2001

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6 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

accident has the meaning set out in section 25

Accounts means the Accounts required to be maintained and operated under section 166

activity, for the purposes of Part 6,—

(a)

means a business, industry, profession, trade, undertaking of an employer, a self-employed person, or a private domestic worker; and

(b)

includes ancillary or subservient functions relating to the activity, such as administration, management, marketing and distribution, technical support, maintenance, and product development; and

(c)

in the case of a self-employed person, refers to the nature of his or her work rather than the context or business in which he or she is working

acupuncturist means—

(a)

a member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Incorporated; or

(b)

a member of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Incorporated who—

(i)

is a qualified health professional registered to practise in some other medical discipline in New Zealand who holds a recognised postgraduate qualification in acupuncture of a minimum of 120 credits (1 year full time) at Level 8 or above on the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications; or

(ii)

holds a National Diploma in Acupuncture (Level 7) or equivalent according to the criteria for the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications

acute treatment has the meaning set out in section 7

audiologist

(a)

means a member of the New Zealand Audiological Society; but

(b)

does not include a member when he or she is acting in the course of employment by a supplier of hearing aids or acting as a supplier of hearing aids

Board means the Board of the Corporation

child, in relation to a deceased claimant,—

(a)

means his or her natural child; and

(b)

includes his or her adopted child; and

(c)

includes any other child who would ordinarily be regarded as his or her child because the deceased claimant—

(i)

was the spouse or partner of one of the child’s parents; and

(ii)

acted as a parent of the child; but

(d)

does not include an other dependant of the claimant

child care means personal care or supervisory care of a child in New Zealand

chiropractor means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Chiropractic Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of chiropractic; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

claim means a claim under section 48

claimant, in relation to a deceased claimant, includes the spouse or partner, any child, and any other dependants of the deceased claimant

clinical dental technician means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council established by section 114(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of clinical dental technology; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

close company has the same meaning as in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007

Code

(a)

means the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights approved under section 44; and

(b)

includes any amendments to the Code approved under section 47

Commissioner means the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994

Corporation means the Accident Compensation Corporation continued by section 259

counsellor means a counsellor of a type described in regulations made under this Act

cover has the meaning set out in section 8

Crown entity subsidiary has, subject to section 266, the same meaning as in the second column of section 7(1)(c) of the Crown Entities Act 2004

Crown funding agreement has the same meaning as in section 10 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

deceased claimant means a claimant who dies and whose cover under section 20 or section 22 is for death or for physical injuries from which he or she dies

decision or Corporation’s decision includes all or any of the following decisions by the Corporation:

(a)

a decision whether or not a claimant has cover:

(b)

a decision about the classification of the personal injury a claimant has suffered (for example, a work-related personal injury or a motor vehicle injury):

(c)

a decision whether or not the Corporation will provide any entitlements to a claimant:

(d)

a decision about which entitlements the Corporation will provide to a claimant:

(e)

a decision about the level of any entitlements to be provided:

(f)

a decision relating to the levy payable by a particular levy payer:

(g)

a decision made under the Code about a claimant’s complaint

dental technician means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council established by section 114(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of dental technology; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

dentist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council established by section 114(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of dentistry; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

district health board or other provider means a DHB or provider, as defined in section 6 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

earner

(a)

means a natural person who engages in employment, whether or not as an employee; and

(b)

includes a person to whom clause 43, 44, or 44A of Schedule 1 applies

Earners’ Account means the Account described in section 218

earnings means—

(a)

earnings as an employee:

(b)

earnings as a self-employed person:

(c)

earnings as a shareholder-employee

earnings as an employee has the meaning set out in sections 9 to 13

earnings as a self-employed person has the meaning set out in section 14

earnings as a shareholder-employee has the meaning set out in section 15

employee means a natural person who receives, or is entitled to receive,—

(a)

any amount that is treated as income from employment, as defined in paragraph (a) of the definition of income from employment in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007; or

(b)

any salary, wages, or other income to which section RD 3B or RD 3C of the Income Tax Act 2007 applies

employer

(a)

means a person, other than a person acting for an employer as a PAYE intermediary as defined in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007, who pays, or is liable to pay,—

(i)

any amount that, in relation to any other person, is treated as income from employment, as defined in paragraph (a) of the definition of income from employment in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007; and

(ii)

any salary, wages, or other income to which section RD 3B or RD 3C of the Income Tax Act 2007 applies; but

(b)

does not include, for the purpose of Part 6, a person who is an employer solely by reason of any of section RD 5(1)(b)(iii), (6)(b), or (c) of the Income Tax Act 2007

employment

(a)

means work engaged in or carried out for the purposes of pecuniary gain or profit; and

(b)

in the case of an employee, includes a period of paid leave, other than paid leave on the termination of employment

entitlement means the entitlements described or referred to in section 69

financial year means a period of 12 months ending with 30 June

first week compensation means compensation payable under section 97

first week of incapacity means the period—

(a)

starting,—

(i)

in a case where there are separate periods of incapacity resulting from the same personal injury, on the day on which the initial period of incapacity commences; or

(ii)

in any other case, on the day on which an incapacity resulting from a personal injury first commences; and

(b)

ending with the close of the sixth day after that day

foreign representative means any person who is not a permanent resident of New Zealand and who is present in New Zealand for the sole purpose of performing the person’s duties—

(a)

either as a member of the staff of a diplomatic mission of any State (within the meaning of the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968) or as a member of a consular post of any State (within the meaning of the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971); or

(b)

as a representative or officer or employee of the Government of any country other than New Zealand; or

(c)

as a representative or officer or employee of any international organisation or of the Commonwealth Secretariat or of any organ of an international organisation or the Commonwealth Secretariat; or

(d)

as a representative at any conference convened in New Zealand by an international organisation or by the Commonwealth Secretariat

former Act includes the Accident Insurance Act 1998, the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992, the Accident Compensation Act 1982, and the Accident Compensation Act 1972

full-time employment, in relation to an earner, means employment in the 4 weeks immediately before his or her incapacity commenced, for either—

(a)

an average of at least 30 hours per week; or

(b)

a lesser number of hours, if the lesser number of hours is defined as full-time employment in the employment agreement under which the earner was employed, because of the particular nature of that employment

full-time study means a course of study recognised as full-time by the place of education that administers it

government agency, for the purposes of Part 8 and section 324(4)(b)(ii), includes a government department and a Crown entity

health and safety regulator has the same meaning as regulator in section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

health practitioner

(a)

means a person who is, or is deemed to be, registered with an authority established or continued by section 114 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of a particular health profession; but

(b)

in relation to that health profession and to any purpose stated in a relevant notice under section 322A, does not include a person who, for that purpose, is declared not to be a health practitioner

impairment, unless otherwise defined in regulations made under section 322, means a loss, loss of use, or derangement of any body part, organ system, or organ function

incapacity,—

(a)

for the purposes of determining incapacity, means incapacity determined under section 103 or section 105, as the case may require; and

(b)

includes absence from employment in order to get treatment for personal injury covered by this Act, if the treatment—

(i)

is necessary for the injury; and

(ii)

is treatment of a type that the claimant is entitled to under Part 1 of Schedule 1

individual rehabilitation plan

(a)

means a plan under section 75 that provides for a claimant to receive rehabilitation that will assist in accordance with section 70 in restoring the claimant’s health, independence, and participation to the maximum practicable extent; and

(b)

includes an individual rehabilitation programme or individual rehabilitation plan entered into under a former Act

medical laboratory technologist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medical laboratory science; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

medical practitioner means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medicine; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

medical radiation technologist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medical radiation technology; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

mental injury has the meaning set out in section 27

midwife means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Midwifery Council established by section 114(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of midwifery; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

Minister means, subject to any enactment, the Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

moped has the meaning given to it in section 2(1) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986

motor vehicle has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

Motor Vehicle Account means the Account described in section 213

motor vehicle injury has the meaning set out in sections 29 and 35

motorcycle has the meaning given to it in section 2(1) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986

Motorcycle Safety levy means the levy payable under section 214(3)

New Zealand has the meaning set out in section 16

New Zealand superannuation qualification age,—

(a)

for a person born before 1 April 1936, means the appropriate age set out in section 3 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 (before its repeal):

(b)

for any other person, means the age specified in section 7 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001,—

irrespective of whether or not the particular person qualifies for New Zealand superannuation at that or any other age

non-earner means a natural person who is not an earner

Non-Earners’ Account means the Account described in section 227

nurse means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing whose scope of practice permits the performance of general nursing functions; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

nurse practitioner means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing whose scope of practice permits the performance of nurse practitioner functions; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

occupational therapist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Occupational Therapy Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of occupational therapy; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

optometrist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of optometry; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

ordinarily resident in New Zealand has the meaning set out in section 17

osteopath means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Osteopathic Council established by section 114(4) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of osteopathy; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

other dependant means a person who has all the following characteristics immediately before a deceased claimant’s death:

(a)

because of his or her physical or mental condition, he or she is financially dependent on the deceased claimant:

(b)

he or she is deriving average earnings per week of less than the minimum weekly earnings as determined under clause 42(3) of Schedule 1:

(c)

he or she is not the deceased claimant’s spouse or partner:

(d)

he or she is not a child of the deceased claimant under 18 years

outstanding claims liability, in relation to a particular date, means the present value of expected future payments in respect of claims under this Act or any of the former Acts, which claims are—

(a)

claims notified to, and accepted by, the Corporation before that date, in respect of which payments have not been fully made at that date; and

(b)

claims that relate to events that have already occurred, but that have not been notified to, or accepted by, the Corporation as at that date; and

(c)

claims of a type described in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) that have been taken on by the Corporation, in accordance with section 7 of the Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Act 2000, under an agreement with an insurer

overpayment means an overpayment of the type described in section 248(1)(a)

parental leave has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

partner, in the phrase “spouse or partner” and in related contexts, has the meaning set out in section 18A(1) to (3); and, in relation to a deceased claimant, has the meaning set out in section 18A(4) to (6)

PAYE income payment has the same meaning as in section RD 3(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007

personal injury has the meaning set out in section 26

personal injury caused by a work-related gradual process, disease, or infection has the meaning set out in section 30

personal injury covered by any former Act means—

(a)

personal injury covered by the Accident Insurance Act 1998:

(b)

personal injury covered by the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992:

(c)

personal injury by accident covered by the Accident Compensation Act 1982 or the Accident Compensation Act 1972

pharmaceutical means—

(a)

a prescription medicine, a restricted medicine, or a pharmacy-only medicine, as listed in Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule 1 of the Medicines Regulations 1984; or

(b)

a controlled drug as defined in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

pharmacist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Pharmacy Council established by section 114(5) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of pharmacy; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

physiotherapist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Physiotherapy Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of physiotherapy; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

place of education

(a)

means—

(i)

a composite school or a secondary school as defined by section 2(1) of the Education Act 1989, or a secondary school registered under section 35A of the Education Act 1989, or a secondary partnership school kura hourua or composite partnership school kura hourua (within the meaning of section 158A of the Education Act 1989); and

(ii)

an institution, such as a polytechnic, teachers college, university or wananga, as defined by section 159(1) of the Education Act 1989; and

(iii)

a registered establishment as defined by section 159(1) of the Education Act 1989; and

(b)

includes any other prescribed place of education

place of employment means any premises or place—

(a)

occupied for the purposes of employment; or

(b)

to which a person has access because of his or her employment; or

(c)

attended by a person for a course of education or training for the purposes of his or her current employment, if he or she receives earnings from that employment for his or her attendance

podiatrist means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Podiatrists Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of podiatry; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

potential earner means a claimant who either—

(a)

suffered personal injury before turning 18 years; or

(b)

suffered personal injury while engaged in full-time study or training that began before the claimant turned 18 years and continued uninterrupted until after the claimant turned 18 years

practicable, in relation to rehabilitation, means practicable after considering and balancing the following:

(a)

the nature and consequences of the injury:

(b)

the achievement of rehabilitation outcomes:

(c)

costs:

(d)

cost effectiveness:

(e)

the availability of other forms of rehabilitation:

(f)

other relevant factors

practising certificate means an annual practising certificate issued by the relevant authority under section 26(3) or section 29(4), or deemed to have been issued under section 191(2), of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

private domestic worker means a person—

(a)

who is employed by any other person where—

(i)

the employer is the occupier or one of the occupiers of a dwellinghouse or other premises used exclusively for residential purposes; and

(ii)

the employment is for the performance of work in or about the dwellinghouse or premises or the garden or grounds belonging to the dwellinghouse or premises; and

(iii)

the employment is not in relation to any business carried on by the employer or to any occupation or calling of the employer; and

(iv)

the employment is not regular full-time employment; and

(b)

to whom section RD 4 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (obligation to make own tax deductions) applies

public health acute services means services (as defined in regulations made under section 322(2)) that are purchased through the Minister of Health and provided by a publicly funded provider

registered health professional

(a)

means a chiropractor, clinical dental technician, dental technician, dentist, medical laboratory technologist, medical practitioner, medical radiation technologist, midwife, nurse, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physiotherapist, or podiatrist; and

(b)

includes any person referred to in paragraph (a) who holds an interim practising certificate but only when acting in accordance with any conditions of such interim certificate; and

(c)

includes a member of any occupational group included in the definition of registered health professional by regulations made under section 322

Registrar, in relation to an appeal to the District Court under Part 5, means a Registrar of a specified registry; and includes a Deputy Registrar of a specified registry

rehabilitation

(a)

means a process of active change and support with the goal of restoring, to the extent provided under section 70, a claimant’s health, independence, and participation; and

(b)

comprises treatment, social rehabilitation, and vocational rehabilitation

road has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

scope of practice has the same meaning as in section 5(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

self-employed person means a natural person who has earnings as a self-employed person

shareholder-employee means a natural person who is a shareholder in, and an employee of, a close company

specified maximum, in relation to earnings, means the relevant prescribed maximum amount of earnings on which a levy is payable by or in respect of any person

specified registry, in relation to an appeal under Part 5, means a registry of the District Court that is for the time being specified in regulations made under this Act for the purposes of sending or filing notices of appeal

speech therapist means a member of the New Zealand Speech Language Therapists Association (Incorporated)

spouse has the meaning set out in section 18(1) to (3); and, in relation to a deceased claimant, has the meaning set out in section 18(4) to (6)

suffers is affected in its interpretation by—

(a)

section 36 and clause 55 of Schedule 1, when it is used in relation to mental injury:

(b)

section 37 and clause 55 of Schedule 1, when it is used in relation to personal injury caused by a work-related gradual process, disease, or infection:

(c)

section 38 and clause 55 of Schedule 1, when it is used in relation to treatment injury or personal injury caused by medical misadventure

tax year, in relation to any person, has the same meaning as in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007 for the purposes of furnishing a return of income under the Tax Administration Act 1994

trade plate has the same meaning as in section 233(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

treatment includes—

(a)

physical rehabilitation:

(b)

cognitive rehabilitation:

(c)

an examination for the purpose of providing a certificate including the provision of the certificate

treatment injury has the meaning set out in section 32

Treatment Injury Account means the Account described in section 228

treatment provider

(a)

means an acupuncturist, audiologist, chiropractor, counsellor, dentist, medical laboratory technologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, optometrist, osteopath, physiotherapist, podiatrist, medical practitioner, or speech therapist; and

(b)

includes a member of any occupational group included in the definition of treatment provider by regulations made under section 322

vocational independence, in relation to a claimant, means the claimant’s capacity, as determined under section 107, to engage in work—

(a)

for which he or she is suited by reason of experience, education, or training, or any combination of those things; and

(b)

for 30 hours or more a week

weekly compensation means compensation for loss of earnings, or loss of potential earning capacity, and compensation for the spouse or partner, child, or other dependant of a deceased claimant, that is payable by the Corporation—

(a)

under any of clauses 32, 47, 66, 70, and 71 of Schedule 1; or

weekly earnings, in relation to an earner, means the weekly earnings of that earner determined in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 1

Work Account means the Account described in section 167

work-related personal injury has the meaning set out in sections 28 and 29(1)

WorkSafe means WorkSafe New Zealand established by section 5 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013.

(2)

An example used in this Act is only illustrative of the provision it relates to. It does not limit the provision.

Compare: 1998 No 114 s 13

Section 6(1) acupuncturist: substituted, on 11 May 2005, by section 3(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 6(1) child paragraph (c)(i): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 8(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 12).

Section 6(1) chiropractor: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) claimant: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 8(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 12).

Section 6(1) clinical dental technician: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) close company: amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) Crown entity subsidiary: inserted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 6(1) Crown entity subsidiary: amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 42 of the Crown Entities Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 51).

Section 6(1) dental technician: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) dentist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) earner paragraph (b): amended, on 5 December 2017, by section 30 of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act 2016 (2016 No 96).

Section 6(1) Earners’ Account Residual levy: repealed, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(1) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) employee paragraph (a): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) employee paragraph (b): amended (with effect on 30 March 2017), on 29 March 2018, by section 408(a) of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Act 2018 (2018 No 5).

Section 6(1) employee paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) employee paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 2005 (effective for 2005–06 tax year and later tax years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section YA 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004 (2004 No 35).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a): amended, on 26 March 2003 (applying to obligations under the principal Act that arise on and after 1 April 2004), by section 165(1) of the Taxation (Maori Organisations, Taxpayer Compliance and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 (2003 No 5).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a)(i): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a)(ii): amended (with effect on 30 March 2017), on 29 March 2018, by section 408(b) of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Act 2018 (2018 No 5).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a)(ii): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (a)(ii) amended, on 1 April 2005 (effective for 2005–06 tax year and later tax years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section YA 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004 (2004 No 35).

Section 6(1) employer paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) Employers’ Account: repealed, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) fully funded: repealed, on 24 September 2015, by section 4 of the Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 85).

Section 6(1) health and safety regulator: inserted, on 4 April 2016, by section 5 of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 71).

Section 6(1) health practitioner: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) income year: repealed, on 1 April 2005 (effective for 2005–06 tax year and later tax years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section YA 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004 (2004 No 35).

Section 6(1) medical error: repealed, on 1 July 2005, by section 3(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 6(1) medical laboratory technologist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) medical laboratory technologist paragraph (a): amended, on 1 August 2011, by clause 6(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Designation of Anaesthetic Technology Services as Health Profession) Order 2011 (SR 2011/227).

Section 6(1) Medical Misadventure Account: repealed, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) medical mishap: repealed, on 1 July 2005, by section 3(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 6(1) medical practitioner: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) medical radiation technologist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) midwife: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) moped: inserted, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(3) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) Motor Vehicle Account Residual levy: repealed, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(1) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) motorcycle: inserted, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(3) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) Motorcycle Safety levy: inserted, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(3) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) New Zealand superannuation qualification age: substituted, on 12 October 2001, by section 77 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (2001 No 84).

Section 6(1) New Zealand superannuation qualification age paragraph (b): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 6(1) nurse: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) nurse practitioner: inserted, on 1 August 2008, by section 4(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 46).

Section 6(1) occupational therapist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) optometrist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) osteopath: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) other dependant paragraph (c): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 8(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 12).

Section 6(1) partner: inserted, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 12).

Section 6(1) PAYE income payment: inserted, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) personal injury caused by medical misadventure: repealed, on 1 July 2005, by section 3(4) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 6(1) pharmacist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) physiotherapist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) place of education paragraph (a)(i): replaced, on 13 June 2013, by section 42 of the Education Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 34).

Section 6(1) podiatrist: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) practising certificate: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) private domestic worker paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) registered health professional: substituted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) registered health professional paragraph (a): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 4(2) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 46).

Section 6(1) registered medical practitioner: repealed, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) Registrar: amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 6(1) Residual Claims Account: repealed, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(1) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) Residual Claims levy: repealed, on 3 March 2010, by section 6(1) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) scope of practice: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) Self-Employed Work Account: repealed, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) source deduction payment: repealed, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) specified registry: amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 6(1) suffers paragraph (c): amended, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) tax year: inserted, on 1 April 2005 (effective for 2005–06 tax year and later tax years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section YA 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004 (2004 No 35).

Section 6(1) tax year: amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 6(1) trade plate: substituted, on 1 May 2011, by section 35(4) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 17).

Section 6(1) treatment injury: inserted, on 1 July 2005, by section 3(6) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).

Section 6(1) Treatment Injury Account: inserted, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) treatment provider paragraph (a): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 4(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 46).

Section 6(1) treatment provider paragraph (a): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 6(1) vocational independence paragraph (b): amended, on 1 July 2010, by section 6(2) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 6(1) weekly compensation: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 8(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 12).

Section 6(1) Work Account: inserted, on 1 April 2007, by section 13(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 8).

Section 6(1) WorkSafe: inserted, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).