Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007

2007/203

Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 23rd day of July 2007

Pursuant to section 92(3) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and section 132A of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 2 August 2007.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Interpretation
  • Clause 2(1) is amended by inserting the following definitions after the definition of student:

    SuperGold Card means a SuperGold Card issued under regulation 4(1) of the SuperGold Card regulations

    SuperGold Card regulations means the Social Security (SuperGold Card) Regulations 2007.

5 New regulation 4A inserted
  • The following regulation is inserted after regulation 4:

    4A Issue and use of SuperGold Cards
    • (1) This regulation applies to a person who is eligible for a community services card and is also eligible for a SuperGold Card by virtue of regulation 8 of the SuperGold Card regulations.

      (2) If a person to whom this regulation applies does not hold a community services card, the Director-General may, instead of issuing a community services card to him or her, issue to him or her in accordance with the SuperGold Card regulations a SuperGold Card bearing a code indicating his or her entitlement to a community services card.

      (3) If a person to whom this regulation applies already holds a community services card, the Director-General may issue to him or her in accordance with the SuperGold Card regulations a SuperGold Card bearing a code indicating his or her entitlement to a community services card.

      (4) Part 1 of these regulations (other than regulation 7), with all necessary modifications, applies to a SuperGold Card issued in accordance with this regulation, and to the person issued with that card and any other person, as if that card were a community services card; but a person cannot be prosecuted twice in respect of an act or omission constituting an offence under both Part 1 of these regulations and the SuperGold Card regulations.

Rebecca Kitteridge,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 2 August 2007, relate to people eligible for both the community services card and the new SuperGold Card to be issued under the Social Security (SuperGold Card) Regulations 2007.

They enable the issue to such people, instead of or in place of a community services card, of a SuperGold Card bearing a code indicating the holder's entitlement to a community services card.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 July 2007.