Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2010



Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of September 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 324 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for ACC, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Amendment Regulations 2010.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 October 2010.

4 Counsellors' costs
  • (1) Regulation 9(2)(a) is amended by omitting $99.99 and substituting $102.21.

    (2) Regulation 9(2)(b) is amended by omitting $78.41 and substituting $80.16.

5 Hyperbaric oxygen treatment costs
6 Medical practitioners' costs
7 Nurses' costs
8 Medical practitioners' and nurses' costs for combined treatment
9 Specialists' costs
10 Specified treatment providers' costs
11 New Schedule substituted
  • The Schedule is revoked and the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations is substituted.

New Schedule substituted

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Costs of treatment

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Audiologists' costs 
AA2Pure-tone audiometry48.86
AA3Impedance tympanometry39.10
AA4Brain-stem evoked response (brain-damaged persons only)68.44
Counsellors' costs 
C1Consultation provided by a counsellor who is a specialist 
C2Consultation provided by a counsellor 
Dentists' costs 
DE1Dental consultation, including examination63.92
DE2Periodic oral examination/review32.61
DE3Extended initial examination (complex cases relating to dental implants, orthodontics, and advanced restorative work)—including study models and photographs132.89
 Radiological examination and interpretation 
DX1Periapical or bitewing film (each)12.27
DX2Occlusal (each)32.61
DX4Other extra film (each)32.61
DX6Lateral or antero-posterior head films68.49
DX7Sedation (age appropriate)92.00
 Emergency temporary cover 
DT1Emergency temporary cover32.61
 General oral surgery 
DG1Extraction of permanent or deciduous tooth per first tooth107.33
DG2Surgical removal of tooth or tooth fragment (root fracture)162.94
DG3Removal of unerupted tooth or teeth in fracture line285.10
DG4Extraction of subsequent permanent or deciduous tooth in same quadrant as for DG176.67
DG5Management of minor (less than 1 cm) or moderate (1 to 2 cm) lacerations by suturing per operative site162.94
DG6Management of serious (over 2 cm) lacerations by suturing site281.11
DG7Incision and drainage abscess cellulitis219.98
DG8Excision of traumatic mucous cyst267.82
DG9Removal of root from maxillary sinus301.45
DG10Splint application or removal (per tooth)68.18
DG11Cleaning of wound and removal of debris68.18
DG14Reduction of fractured alveolar process102.22
DG15Repositioning of displaced tooth (per tooth)51.11
DG16Replacing avulsed tooth51.11
DG17Occlusal adjustment (simple)34.04
DG18Removal of plates, wires, and screws425.96
DG19Jaw fractures non-surgical management146.59
DG20Jaw fractures simple and moderate (simple methods of fixation)334.06
DG21TMJ disorder conservative management146.59
DG22Minor surgical operations not otherwise covered by this schedule146.59
DG23Provision of bite splints245.33
DR1Amalgam 1 surface filling (including 2 fillings on the one surface)71.55
DR2Amalgam 2 surface filling (approximo-occlusal)92.00
DR3Amalgam 3 surface filling (mesio-occlusal-distal)102.22
DR4Amalgam restoration (including 1 or more cusps)132.89
DR5Complex coronal reconstruction in amalgam148.22
DR6Non-metallic simple fillings63.58
DR7Non-metallic filling (more than 1 surface per tooth)125.73
DR8Rebonding tooth fragment96.19
DP1Partial denture (1 tooth)403.78
DP2Each additional tooth (all dentures)21.26
DP3Each clasp13.09
DP4Lingual bar22.79
DP5Metal framed partial denture (1 tooth)961.91
DP6Plastic flexible denture, eg, Valplast (1 tooth)498.33
DP7Transitional denture replacing missing tooth403.78
DP8Full upper or lower denture651.67
DP9Full upper and lower denture1,140.49
DP10Rebasing full upper or lower denture260.67
DP11Reline full denture178.89
DP12Reline partial denture178.89
DP13Repair (all types)58.67
 Crown and bridge 
 Temporary structure 
DC1Temporary crown92.00
DC2Temporary bridge (per unit)92.00
DC3Indirect gold inlay/onlay305.44
DC4Indirect resin inlay/onlay229.08
DC5Indirect porcelain inlay/onlay304.93
DC6Porcelain veneer690.82
DC7Composite resin veneer178.89
DC8Post (wrought or pre-formed)94.45
DC9Composite or glass ionomer core63.58
DC10Amalgam core63.58
DC11Cast post and core (metal or ceramic)204.45
DC12Complex reconstruction in composite resin, direct178.89
DC13Stainless steel crown81.47
DC14Acrylic jacket crown391.00
DC15All ceramic crown817.78
DC16Porcelain fused to metal crown788.54
DC17Cast gold crown (full and three-quarters)746.22
DC18Indirect composite bridge (per unit)241.14
DC19Maryland bridge (per unit)301.45
DC20Direct composite bridge (per unit)265.67
DC21All ceramic bridge (per unit)651.67
DC22Porcelain fused to metal bridge (per unit)651.67
DC23Gold bridge (per unit)651.67
DC24Stress breaker/precision attachment in bridge32.61
DC25Recementing crown/bridge/veneer/inlay32.61
DN2Irrigation and dressing of root canal system97.83
DN3Complete preparation and obturation of root canal (per canal)—open or closed apex327.11
DN5Apicectomy and retrograde filling (per canal)306.67
DN6Removal of root filling (per canal)246.05
DN7Removal of post or post crown246.05
DN8Bleaching, 1 non-vital tooth (per treatment)153.33
DN9Pulp capping40.89
DN10Removal of a fractured post or instrument246.05
DN11Internal repair of perforation246.05
DN12Surgical repair of perforation246.05
DN13Negotiation of a calcified canal (can be used with item DN3)246.05
DD1Gingivectomy (per tooth)151.59
DD2Surgical crown lengthening (per tooth)357.78
DD3Pericision (per tooth)97.83
DD4Surgical subgingival curettage (per tooth)97.83
DD7Site preparation for dental implant357.78
DD8Placement of membrane383.33
DD9Substitute bone material153.33
 Dental implants 
DM1Resilient linings (tooth or teeth)73.60
DM2Fixture head impressions and copings (per fixture)393.55
DM3Dental implant crown (per single unit)1,226.67
DM4Dental stent and guide (per fixture)132.89
DM5Definitive abutment (per fixture)393.55
DM6Temporary abutment (per fixture)49.07
DM7Repairs to abutments (per fixture)85.15
 Claimants under 18 years old 
DY1Dental consultation, including examination66.01
DY2Periodic oral examination/review46.00
DY3Periapical or bitewing film (each)12.27
DY5Sedation (age appropriate), covers IV and IM (not oral sedation)92.00
DY6Emergency temporary cover35.78
DY7Extraction permanent tooth or deciduous tooth (per tooth)107.33
DY8Surgical removal of tooth or root204.45
DY9Repositioning of displaced tooth (per tooth)61.33
DY10Replacing avulsed tooth61.33
DY11Non-metallic filling125.99
DY12Rebonding tooth fragment112.45
DY13Partial denture (1 tooth)403.78
DY14Temporary crown122.67
DY15Temporary bridge (per unit)122.67
DY16Complex reconstruction in composite resin, direct178.89
DY17Complete preparation and obturation of root canal per canal closed apex (either item DY17 or DY18 but not both)327.11
DY18Complete preparation and obturation of open apexed tooth per tooth (either item DY18 or DY17 but not both)368.00
DY19Bleaching, 1 non-vital tooth (per treatment)184.00
DY20Pulp capping40.89
DY21Surgical decoronation429.33
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment costs 
H1Neurological assay before recompression97.77
H2Neurological assay after recompression87.96
H3In-chamber treatment supervision, per hour102.21
H4Out-of-chamber treatment supervision, per hour50.09
Medical practitioners' and nurses' costs 
MB1Treatment of burn less than 4 cm²34.22
MB2Treatment of burn at a single site greater than 4 cm²67.39
MB3Treatment of significant abrasions less than 4 cm² at a single site34.24
MB4Treatment of significant abrasions greater than 4 cm² at a single site67.39
MB5Significant burns or abrasions (not including fractures) at multiple sites (greater than 4 cm²); necessary wound cleaning, preparation, and dressing98.18
MD1Dislocation of finger/toe with splint/strapping39.65
MD2Dislocation of thumb; closed reduction and immobilisation111.11
MD3Dislocation of elbow with radiological confirmation; closed reduction and immobilisation102.91
MD4Dislocation of shoulder; closed reduction and collar and cuff immobilisation74.12
MD5Dislocation of patella; closed reduction and cast immobilisation176.36
MF1Fractured finger or toe (proximal, middle, or distal phalanx); closed reduction and immobilisation39.65
MF2Fractured finger or toe (proximal, middle, or distal phalanx); requiring local anaesthetic54.82
MF3Fractured metatarsal: closed reduction (not requiring cast); closed reduction, immobilisation by strapping39.65
MF4Fractured metacarpal(s) hand: with or without local anaesthetic; immobilisation by strapping54.82
MF5Fractured carpal bone, including scaphoid: treatment by cast immobilisation, not requiring reduction123.49
MF6Fractured tarsal or metatarsal bones (excluding calcaneum or talus): treatment by cast immobilisation176.36
MF7Fractured calcaneum or talus: treatment by cast immobilisation176.36
MF8Fractured clavicle74.12
MF9Fractured distal radius and ulna; cast immobilisation not requiring reduction123.49
MF10Fractured distal radius and ulna requiring closed reduction, involving regional or other form of anaesthesia147.65
MF11Fractured shaft radius and ulna: treatment by cast immobilisation123.49
MF12Fractured distal humerus (supracondylar or condylar): by cast immobilisation123.49
MF13Fractured proximal or shaft humerus: immobilisation by collar and cuff or U-slab74.89
MF14Fractured shaft tibia and/or fibula: treatment by cast immobilisation with reduction176.36
MF15Fractured distal tibia and/or fibula: treatment by cast immobilisation with reduction176.36
MF16Fractured fibula (without tibial fracture); immobilisation with soft tissue strapping74.89
MM1Abscess or haematoma: drainage with incision (with or without local anaesthetic agent)30.88
MM2Insertion of IV line for administration of IV medications or electrolytes or transfusion (if provided under local or national guideline approved by the Corporation)61.77
MM3Nail, simple removal of24.73
MM4Nail, removal of or wedge resection; requiring the use of digital anaesthesia102.91
MM5Removal of embedded or impacted foreign body from cornea or conjunctiva (with use of topical anaesthetic); or from auditory canal or nasal passages: or from skin or subcutaneous tissue with incision: or from rectum or vagina33.26
MM6Pinch skin graft77.21
MM7Dental anaesthetic28.84
MM8Epistaxis: arrest during episode by nasal cavity packing with or without cautery45.60
 Open wound 
MW1Closure of open wounds less than 2 cm; any necessary care and treatment including cleaning and debriding, exploration, administration of anaesthetic, and dressing36.37
MW2Closure of open wound (or wounds) of skin and subcutaneous tissue or mucous membrane 2 cm to 7 cm long: any necessary care and treatment including cleaning and debriding, exploration, administration of anaesthetic, and dressing69.39
MW3Closure of open wound (or wounds) of skin and subcutaneous tissue or mucous membrane greater than 7 cm long: any necessary care and treatment including cleaning and debriding, exploration, administration of anaesthetic, and dressing91.82
MW4Amputation of digit, including use of anaesthetic, debridement of bone and soft tissue, and closure of wound102.91
 Soft tissue injury 
MT1Simple soft tissue injuries; management of simple sprain of wrist/ankle/knee/elbow or other soft tissue injury requiring crepe bandage or similar immobilisation not requiring formal strapping16.15
MT2Soft tissue injury (other than splinting of dislocated or fractured digit), unless specified elsewhere; application of plaster or padded splint or specific strapping within agreed guidelines (includes splinting of Achilles tendon injury and serious ankle sprains)74.89
MT3Aspiration of inflamed joint, tendon, bursa, or other subcutaneous tissue or space (with or without injection)36.34
MT4Extensor tendon, primary repair185.24
MT5Ruptured Achilles tendon: management by plaster immobilisation181.59
Radiologists' costs 
RA02Sterno-clavicular joints73.50
RA04Acromio-clavicular joints55.13
RA08Elbow joint50.53
RA10Hand and/or wrist joint50.53
RA11Wrist/hand for bone age50.53
RA15Upper limb (infant)59.72
RA21Sacro-iliac joints59.72
RA22Pelvis or both hips (1 projection)59.72
RA25Hip joint (more than 1 projection)64.32
RA27Knee joint55.13
RA28Knee joint (and intercondylar/axial)64.32
RA29Tibia and fibula55.13
RA30Ankle joint59.72
RA35Long legs (hips to ankles—including measurement)68.91
RA40Lower limb (infant)64.32
 Head, neck, and spine 
RB01Cervical spine68.91
RB02Thoracic spine64.32
RB03Lumbar spine including lumbosacral joint64.32
RB04Sacro-coccygeal spine59.72
RB08Spine; scoliosis views68.91
RB12Nasal bones55.13
RB13Facial bones59.72
RB14Optic foramina50.53
RB16Auditory canals (plain films only)64.32
RB21Nasal sinuses50.53
RB23Mastoids (bilateral)64.32
RB24Larynx and/or trachea55.13
RB31Upper teeth50.53
RB32Lower teeth50.53
RB33Mandible or OPG or lateral ceph68.91
RB34Temporo-mandibular joints68.91
RB35Salivary gland59.72
 Chest, including breast 
RC05Thoracic inlet59.72
RC06Chest (1 view)59.72
RC07Chest (more than 1 view)59.72
RC08Chest and thoracic cage73.50
RC09Chest and both oblique views73.50
RC31Screening mammogram101.06
RC32Recall mammogram137.82
RC35Problem mammogram bilateral202.14
RC36Problem mammogram unilateral133.23
RC40Needle localisation271.04
RC45Breast aspiration biopsy271.04
RC46Breast biopsy with stereotaxis271.04
 GI, GU, and obstetrics—no contrast modifiers permitted 
RD01Abdomen (1 projection)59.72
RD02Abdomen (more than 1 projection)59.72
RD07Pelvimetry (1 view)59.72
RD08Pelvimetry (2 or more views)59.72
RD10Contrast swallow (oesophagus only)468.58
RD11Contrast study upper GI tract468.58
RD13Small bowel meal468.58
RD14Small bowel enema (enteroclysis)788.54
RD15Contrast enema468.58
RD20Dynamic proctogram468.58
RD40IVP including plain film and tomos271.04
RD44Cystogram retrograde or antegrade468.58
RD46Micturating cysto-urethrogram468.58
RD47Ascending urethrogram468.58
 Special procedures 
RS42Tube injection271.04
RS61Myelogram cervical468.58
RS62Myelogram lumbar468.58
RS63Myelogram multilevel468.58
RS71Arthrogram—upper limb271.04
RS73Arthrogram—lower limb271.04
 Abdomen and pelvis 
RU01US abdomen142.40
RU02US abdomen and pelvis179.17
RU03US renal tracts133.23
RU04US abdominal aorta (without Doppler)133.23
RU06US pelvis (trans-abdominal only)133.23
RU10US infant head133.23
RU11US infant pylorus133.23
RU12US infant heart252.67
RU13US infant hips133.23
RU19US infant miscellaneous133.23
RU20US thyroid/neck133.23
RU21US scrotum and testis133.23
RU22US breast133.23
RU23US veins188.35
RU24US eye133.23
RU25US chest133.23
RU27US injection/aspiration266.44
RU28US additional region96.46
RU29US miscellaneous133.23
RU30US shoulder188.35
RU31US musculoskeletal142.40
RU32US foreign body localisation105.66
RU39US skeletal miscellaneous142.40
RU40US prostate165.37
RU41US anus/rectum165.37
RU42US female pelvis (includes trans-vaginal and trans-abdominal, or trans-vaginal only)165.37
RU43US trans-oesophageal280.22
RU44US intraoperative280.22
RU49US intracavitary miscellaneous165.37
RU51Duplex/Doppler of chest225.10
RU56Duplex/Doppler: additional limb (arterial or venous)179.17
RU60US routine pregnancy less than 28 weeks142.40
RU61US problem pregnancy179.17
RU62US pregnancy greater than 28 weeks179.17
RU64US with amniocentesis266.44
RU68US pregnancy—per extra foetus greater than 168.91
RX24X-ray additional region50.53
RX25Domiciliary X-ray (in addition)96.46
Specialists' costs 
 Repair recent wound 
SR1Not exceeding 7 cm, superficial146.64
SR2Not exceeding 7 cm, deeper tissue195.50
SR3Exceeding 7 cm, superficial244.41
SR4Exceeding 7 cm, deeper tissue293.27
 Fractures (closed reduction) 
SF2Metacarpals, excluding Bennetts175.97
SF5Carpal bones127.06
SF7Radius and ulna—shafts283.46
SF8Radius—head and neck254.17
SF12Other tarsals166.21
SF13Ankle—fracture dislocation, Potts410.57
SF14Tibia and fibula—shaft469.20
SF15Tibia and fibula—upper end410.57
SF16Tibia and fibula—involving joint traction478.96
SF17Femur, any site, with/without traction723.37
 Haematoma, abscess, or other infection 
SH2Large—incision and drainage (local anaesthetic)116.69
SH3Large—incision and drainage (general anaesthetic)127.06
 Foreign body, removal of 
SB1Under local anaesthetic92.92
SB2Under general anaesthetic205.26
SB3From cornea or sclera63.58
SB4From ear, other than by simple syringing97.77
SB5From muscle, tendon, or other deep tissue293.27
SB6From nose, other than by simple probing117.30
SB7From throat, additional fee97.77
 Dislocations (closed reduction) 
SD1Elbow, wrist, thumb, and fingers with strapping/splint195.50
SP1Upper limb—above elbow146.64
SP2Upper limb—below elbow127.06
SP3Lower limb—above knee175.97
SP4Lower limb—below knee146.64
SM1Aspiration of joint24.48
SM2Amputation of all or part of 1 digit215.07
SM3Extensor tendon, primary repair342.14
SM4Nail, simple removal of97.77
Specified treatment providers' costs 
TMTAll treatment25.02
X-RAYX-ray services provided by chiropractor (maximum of 2 films per claimant per personal injury)15.64

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 1 October 2010, amend the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Regulations 2003 (principal regulations).

The amendments increase amounts prescribed in the principal regulations to take account of the increase in the rate of goods and services tax on 1 October 2010 from 12.5% to 15% as provided by section 45 of the Taxation (Budget Measures) Act 2010.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 September 2010.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Labour.