Accident Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2013

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Accident Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2013

Public Act2013 No 105
Date of assent4 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Accident Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 34 amended (Cover for personal injury caused by medical misadventure before 1 July 2005)
  • 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).

5 Section 216 amended (Levy categories)
  • 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.

6 Section 325 amended (Regulations relating to ancillary services for rehabilitation)
  • 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).

7 Section 360 amended (Claim for cover under former Acts not lodged until on or after 1 April 2002)
  • After section 360(2), insert:

    • (3) This section is subject to section 34.


Legislative history

19 November 2013Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 89–2) by committee of the whole House, third reading
4 December 2013Royal assent

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