New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 Commencement Order 2011

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New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 Commencement Order 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of February 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 Commencement Order 2011.

2 Commencement of specified sections of New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force specified provisions of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010 (the Act) on 24 February 2011. The provisions that are brought into force—

  • enable the Minister to give directions to a DHB on how administrative, support, and procurement services should be obtained (sections 8(3) and 14); and

  • enable the Minister to give directions to all DHBs for the purpose of supporting Government policy on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the public health and disability sector (sections 8(3) and 14); and

  • establish a new planning framework for DHBs (which requires the Minister to direct every DHB to prepare a plan for each financial year and enables the Minister to further direct DHBs to prepare or contribute to 1 or more other plans (sections 4(1), 5(1), 8(2) and (3), 10 to 13, 15, 22, and 27)); and

  • enable regulations to be made relating to the form, content, and procedural requirements of those plans (section 23(1)); and

  • enable regulations to be made prescribing rules for the resolution of disputes by mediation or arbitration (section 23(2)).


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 February 2011.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.