Accident Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Regulations 2003

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

    Corporation

    • (a) means the Accident Compensation Corporation continued by section 259 of the Act; and

    • (b) includes insurers

    elective surgery

    • (a) means any surgery required in respect of a personal injury; but

    • (b) does not include—

      • (i) an acute treatment; or

      • (ii) a public health acute service; or

      • (iii) treatment

    insurer has the same meaning as in section 341 of the Act

    public health acute services has the same meaning as in regulation 4 of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Public Health Acute Services) Regulations 2002

    radiologist means a medical practitioner who holds a licence, appropriate to the treatment for which payment is sought, under the Radiation Protection Act 1965

    recognised branch of medicine means any of the following branches of medicine:

    • (a) anaesthetics:

    • (b) cardiothoracic surgery:

    • (c) dermatology:

    • (d) diagnostic radiology:

    • (e) emergency medicine:

    • (f) general surgery:

    • (g) internal medicine:

    • (h) neurosurgery:

    • (i) obstetrics and gynaecology:

    • (j) occupational medicine:

    • (k) ophthalmology:

    • (l) orthopaedic surgery:

    • (m) otolaryngology head and neck surgery:

    • (n) paediatric surgery:

    • (o) paediatrics:

    • (p) pathology:

    • (q) plastic and reconstructive surgery:

    • (r) psychological medicine or psychiatry:

    • (s) public health medicine:

    • (t) radiation oncology:

    • (u) rehabilitation medicine:

    • (v) sexual health medicine:

    • (w) urology:

    • (x) venereology

    scope of practice has the same meaning as in section 5(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

    specialist means a medical practitioner whose scope of practice includes 1 or more recognised branches of medicine

    specified treatment provider means an acupuncturist, chiropractor, occupational therapist, osteopath, physiotherapist, podiatrist, or speech therapist.

    Regulation 3 Act: amended, on 3 March 2010, pursuant to section 5(1)(b) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

    Regulation 3 nurse: revoked, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(1) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).

    Regulation 3 radiologist: amended, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(2) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).

    Regulation 3 registered specialist: revoked, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).

    Regulation 3 scope of practice: inserted, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).

    Regulation 3 specialist: inserted, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(3) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).

    Regulation 3 vocational registration: revoked, on 19 September 2004, by regulation 3(4) of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/318).