Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2008

Reprint as at 1 October 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act 2008

Public Act
 
2008 No 46
Date of assent
 
27 June 2008
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act amended
4Interpretation
5Cover for personal injury suffered in New Zealand (except mental injury caused by certain criminal acts)
6New section 21B inserted
21BCover for work-related mental injury
7Cover for personal injury suffered outside New Zealand (except mental injury caused by certain criminal acts)
8Personal injury
9Work-related personal injury
10Personal injury caused by work-related gradual process, disease, or infection
11Motor vehicle injury
12Date on which person is to be regarded as suffering mental injury
13Date on which person is to be regarded as suffering personal injury caused by work-related gradual process, disease, or infection
14Steps Corporation takes to action complicated claims for cover
15Corporation liable to provide vocational rehabilitation
16Further matters to be considered in deciding whether to provide vocational rehabilitation
17Conduct of initial occupational assessment
18Procedure in determining incapacity under section 103 or section 105
19Corporation to determine incapacity of claimant who, at time of incapacity, had ceased to be employee, was potential earner, or had purchased weekly compensation under section 223
20Disentitlement for wilfully self-inflicted personal injuries and suicide
21Employers to pay levies
22Private domestic workers to pay levies
23Self-employed persons to pay levies
24Persons eligible to purchase weekly compensation
25Penalties and interest due to Corporation in respect of unpaid levies
26Ancillary powers of Corporation
27Management of Accounts
28Regulations relating to rehabilitation
29New section 324A inserted
324AAnnual review of amounts prescribed by regulations made under section 324
30Amendment of Schedule 2 by Order in Council
31Weekly earnings of certain claimants increased
32Compensation payable to surviving spouses or de facto partners under 1972 and 1982 Acts
33Schedule 1 amended
34Amendment to Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Interest Rate for Late Payment of Levies) Regulations 2002
35Transitional provision for payment of levies and payment of penalties and interest due for unpaid levies
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: