3 Principal Act
4 Section 9 amended (Deputy Commissioners and Mental Health Commissioner)
5 Section 38 amended (Commissioner may decide to take no action on complaint)
6 Section 47 amended (Director of Proceedings' right to participate in disciplinary and other proceedings)
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Health and Disability Commissioner Amendment Act 2013.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (the principal Act).
After section 9(1), insert:
“(1A) Part 2 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (except section 46) applies to the appointment and removal of a Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner in the same manner as it applies to the appointment and removal of the Commissioner.”
In the heading to section 38, after “action”, insert “or no further action”.
“or no further action”
In section 47(1), after “may”, insert “, after referral from the Commissioner under section 45(2)(f),”.
“, after referral from the Commissioner under section 45(2)(f),”
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.