Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Public Health Acute Services) Regulations 2002

Reprint
as at 1 April 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Public Health Acute Services) Regulations 2002

(SR 2002/71)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of March 2002

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


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.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


Pursuant to section 322(2) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Public Health Acute Services) Regulations 2002.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2002.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    acute admission has the same meaning as in section 74(4) of the Act

    emergency transport has the same meaning as in regulation 3 of the Accident Compensation (Ancillary Services) Regulations 2002

    outpatient has the meaning set out in subclause (2)

    personal health services has the same meaning as in section 6(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000; and services has a corresponding meaning.

    (2) A person is an outpatient in relation to a healthcare facility if—

    • (a) the person receives from a medical practitioner a pre-admission assessment, a diagnostic procedure, or treatment at the facility; and

    • (b) the person has not been admitted to the facility; and

    • (c) the medical practitioner intends that the person will leave the facility within 3 hours after the consultation begins.

    Regulation 3(1) emergency transport: amended, on 1 April 2014, by regulation 7 of the Accident Compensation (Ancillary Services) Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/29).

    Regulation 3(2)(a): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

    Regulation 3(2)(c): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

4 Definition of public health acute services
  • (1) For the purposes of the Act, public health acute services, in relation to treatment of a claimant for a personal injury for which he or she has cover, means any of the following personal health services:

    • (a) services provided as part of an acute admission:

    • (b) services provided as part of an emergency department presentation, and any subsequent services provided by the emergency department within 7 days after that presentation:

    • (c) outpatient services that are provided by a medical practitioner and associated with services described in paragraph (a) if those outpatient services are provided within 6 weeks after the day of discharge:

    • (d) outpatient services that are provided by a medical practitioner and associated with services described in paragraph (b) if those outpatient services are provided within 6 weeks after the day of treatment:

    • (e) services that are provided by a medical practitioner less than 7 days after the date on which the claimant is referred for those services by another medical practitioner, other than—

      • (i) services associated with services described in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b); and

      • (ii) referrals to a radiologist by a medical practitioner who is providing treatment for which a payment or contribution is to be made under section 73 of the Act or under clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Act:

    • (f) services that are ancillary to any of the services described in paragraphs (a) to (e), including non-emergency travel and accommodation for the claimant and an escort or support person for the claimant, but excluding emergency transport:

    • (g) services that relate to the provision of treatment described in paragraphs (a) to (f), including, for example, the provision of consumables, diagnostic imaging, and equipment.

    (2) To avoid doubt, subclause (1) applies only to services that are purchased through the Minister of Health and provided by a publicly funded provider.

    Regulation 4(1)(c): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

    Regulation 4(1)(d): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

    Regulation 4(1)(e): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

    Regulation 4(1)(e)(ii): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 March 2002.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Public Health Acute Services) Regulations 2002 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

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
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Accident Compensation (Ancillary Services) Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/29): regulation 7

    Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48): section 175(3)