Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016

Reprint as at 31 January 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016

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

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

 
1 Title

This Act is the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement

(1)

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.

(2)

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.

Section 2(1): this Act brought into force, on 31 January 2018, by clause 2 of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016 Commencement Order 2017 (LI 2017/201).

3 Principal Act

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

4 Schedule 1 amended

(1)

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

(b)

the lead health practitioner:

(c)

any health practitioner providing treatment to the claimant:

(d)

any employer or potential employer of the claimant.

(2)

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

(5)

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.

(3)

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

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2016 Commencement Order 2017 (LI 2017/201)