Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
2016 No 73
Date of assent
7 November 2016
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement


This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates.


Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on the day that is 2 years after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (the principal Act).

4 Schedule 1 amended


In Schedule 1, replace clause 7(3)(b) and (c) with:


the lead health practitioner:


any health practitioner providing treatment to the claimant:


any employer or potential employer of the claimant.


In Schedule 1, replace clause 7(5) with:


In this clause,—

lead health practitioner means the health practitioner who is leading the co-ordination of the provision of treatment or rehabilitation (or both) to the claimant

services includes the key aspects of social rehabilitation, as defined in section 81.


In Schedule 1, clause 13(1)(b), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

Legislative history

11 October 2016

Divided from Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill (Bill 36–2) as Bill 36–3A

1 November 2016

Third reading

7 November 2016

Royal assent

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