Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act (No 2) 2016

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1 Title

This Act is the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act (No 2) 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.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (the principal Act).

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

health practitioner has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

hospital has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

(2)

In section 2(1), repeal the definition of psychiatric hospital.

(3)

In section 2(1), definition of residence, paragraph (c)(ii), delete “psychiatric”.

5 Section 12 amended (Duty of medical practitioner to minimise distress to child or young person)

(1)

In the heading to section 12, replace medical practitioner with health practitioner.

(2)

In section 12, replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

6 Section 49 amended (Court may order medical examination of child or young person)

In section 49(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner whom the court considers qualified for the purpose”.

7 Section 52 amended (Medical practitioner to prepare report on examination)

(1)

In the heading to section 52, replace Medical with Health.

(2)

In section 52(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

8 Section 53 amended (Medical examination of child or young person at request of social worker)

(1)

In section 53(2), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner qualified for the purpose”.

(2)

In section 53(3), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner qualified for the purpose”.

9 Section 55 amended (Restrictions on internal examinations and examinations under general anaesthetic)

In section 55(1)(a), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

10 Section 56 amended (Medical practitioner to prepare report on examination)

(1)

In the heading to section 56, replace Medical with Health.

(2)

In section 56, replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

11 Section 179 amended (Further provisions relating to medical, psychiatric, and psychological examinations)

(1)

In section 179(1), replace “registered medical practitioner” with “health practitioner whom the court considers qualified for the purpose”.

(2)

In section 179(2), replace “registered medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(3)

In section 179(3)(a), replace “registered medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

12 Section 181 amended (Court may order examination to be carried out in psychiatric hospital)

(1)

In the heading to section 181, delete psychiatric.

(2)

In section 181(1)(a), replace “medical practitioners” with “health practitioners”.

(3)

In section 181(1), (2), and (4), replace “psychiatric hospital” with “hospital” in each place.

(4)

In section 181(3), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

13 Section 182 amended (Release of child or young person from psychiatric hospital where detention no longer required)

(1)

In the heading to section 182, delete psychiatric.

(2)

In section 182, delete “psychiatric” in each place.

Legislative history

11 October 2016

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

1 November 2016

Third reading

7 November 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.