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
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council
for Clerk of the Executive Council.
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)).
Date of notification in Gazette: 24 February 2011.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.