Land Transport Amendment Act 2016

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Land Transport Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
 
2016 No 77
Date of assent
 
7 November 2016
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Land Transport 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.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Land Transport Act 1998 (the principal Act).

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 2(1), repeal the definition of doctor’s surgery.

(2)

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

medical centre means any place where a medical examination or medical care or treatment is carried out or given

(3)

In section 2(1), definition of medical expenses, replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(4)

In section 2(1), replace the definition of medical officer with:

medical officer means a person acting in a hospital and who, in the normal course of the person’s duties, takes blood specimens

(5)

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

5 Section 13 amended (Drivers and other road users to comply with directions of enforcement officers, etc)

In section 13(3), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

6 Section 18 amended (Doctors and optometrists to give Agency medical reports of persons unfit to drive)

(1)

In the heading to section 18, replace Doctors and optometrists with Health practitioners.

(2)

In section 18(1), replace “medical practitioner or optometrist” with “health practitioner”.

(3)

In section 18(2), replace “medical practitioner or optometrist” with “health practitioner”.

(4)

In section 18(3), replace “medical practitioner or optometrist” with “health practitioner”.

7 Section 60 amended (Failure or refusal to permit blood specimen to be taken or to undergo compulsory impairment test)

(1)

In section 60(1)(b), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(2)

In section 60(1)(c), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

8 Section 64 amended (Defences)

In section 64(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

9 Section 68 amended (Who must undergo breath screening test)

In section 68(2), replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”.

10 Section 69 amended (Who must undergo evidential breath test)

In section 69(7), replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”.

11 Section 72 amended (Who must give blood specimen at places other than hospital or surgery)

(1)

In the heading to section 72, replace surgery with medical centre.

(2)

In section 72(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(3)

In section 72(2), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(4)

In section 72(3), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(5)

In section 72(4)(a), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(6)

In section 72(5)(b), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

12 Section 73 amended (Who must give blood specimen in hospital or surgery)

(1)

In the heading to section 73, replace surgery with medical centre.

(2)

In section 73(1):

(a)

replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”; and

(b)

replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(3)

In section 73(2):

(a)

replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”; and

(b)

replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(4)

In section 73(3):

(a)

replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place; and

(b)

replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”.

(5)

In section 73(4), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

(6)

In section 73(5), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(7)

In section 73(5)(a), replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre”.

(8)

In section 73(6), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

13 Section 74 amended (Procedure for dealing with blood specimens)

In section 74(4), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

14 Section 75 amended (Certificates in blood-alcohol proceedings)

(1)

In section 75(2), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

(2)

In section 75(3):

(a)

replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place; and

(b)

replace “doctor’s surgery” with “medical centre” in each place.

(3)

In section 75(4), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

15 Section 76 amended (Presumptions relating to blood specimens)

In section 76(1)(c), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

16 Section 79 amended (Circumstances in which certificate not admissible in proceedings)

In section 79(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner” in each place.

17 Section 99 amended (Court may reduce disqualification)

In section 99(3)(d), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

18 Section 100 amended (Agency to remove certain disqualifications)

In section 100(1)(a)(i), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

19 Section 100A amended (Agency to remove alcohol interlock requirements)

In section 100A(1)(a)(i), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

20 Section 209 (Taking of blood specimens for statistical or research purposes)

In section 209(1), replace “medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

21 Consequential amendments

The enactment specified in the Schedule is consequentially amended in the manner indicated in that schedule.

Schedule Consequential amendments

s 21

Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999 (SR 1999/100)

In clause 38(1)(b), replace “optometrist or medical practitioner” with “health practitioner”.

In clause 41(1)(a) and (b), replace “medical practitioner, a optometrist, or a occupational therapist,” with “health practitioner”.

Replace clause 56(1)(d) with:

(d)

the person consults with a health practitioner who is a member of a designated class of health practitioners at intervals specified by the Agency.

After clause 56(2), insert:

(3)

In subclause (1)(d), designated class of health practitioners means a class of health practitioners designated by the Agency.

In clause 77(2), replace “medical practitioner, optometrist, occupational therapist,” with “health practitioner,”.

In clause 82(1)(d), replace “optometrist, a medical practitioner, or a occupational therapist” 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 36–3E

1 November 2016

Third reading

7 November 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Transport.