3 Principal Act
4 Section 34 amended (Cover for personal injury caused by medical misadventure before 1 July 2005)
5 Section 216 amended (Levy categories)
6 Section 325 amended (Regulations relating to ancillary services for rehabilitation)
7 Section 360 amended (Claim for cover under former Acts not lodged until on or after 1 April 2002)
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Accident Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2013.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (the principal Act).
After section 34(4), insert:
“(5) To avoid doubt, a claim for cover for personal injury caused by medical misadventure before 1 July 2005 that is lodged for the first time on or after 1 July 2005 must be determined under the relevant provisions in force on or after 1 July 2005 (that is, it is to be determined as if it were a treatment injury).”
In section 216(2)(c), replace “licences under section 34(1) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986” with “plates under section 262(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998”.
“licences under section 34(1) of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986”
“plates under section 262(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998”
After section 325(1), insert:
“(1A) Regulations made under subsection (1) may also prescribe the costs and payments that the Corporation is liable to pay or contribute to in relation to the transport, by ambulance, of the body of a person who has died at the scene of an accident (in which case subsection (1) applies with all necessary modifications).”
After section 360(2), insert:
“(3) This section is subject to section 34.”
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.