Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016

28 Power to amend Schedule 4

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Health and the Minister for ACC,—

(a)

adjust the figure specified in clause 1 of Schedule 4 upwards:

(b)

adjust the figure specified in clause 2(1) of Schedule 4 upwards or downwards, provided that the figure is no less than 3.7 kilometres:

(c)

adjust the figure specified in clause 3(1) of Schedule 4 upwards or downwards, provided that the figure is no less than 8 minutes and 30 seconds:

(d)

adjust the figure specified in clause 4 of Schedule 4 downwards.

(2)

Before making a recommendation under subsection (1), the following parties must be consulted:

(a)

ACC:

(b)

all DHBs:

(c)

all HCS employers listed in Schedule 3:

(d)

any unions representing 1 or more HCS employees.

(3)

Before making a recommendation under subsection (1)(b), the Minister of Health and the Minister for ACC must be satisfied that the adjusted figure is a fair approximation of the actual distance HCS employees would travel between clients.

(4)

Before making a recommendation under subsection (1)(c), the Minister of Health and the Minister for ACC must be satisfied that the adjusted figure is a fair approximation of the actual amount of time HCS employees would spend travelling between clients.