Abortion (Licence Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011/154

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Abortion (Licence Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of May 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 43 of the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1  Title
  • These regulations are the Abortion (Licence Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2011.

3  Principal regulations amended
4  New regulations 6 and 7 substituted
  • Regulation 6 is revoked and the following regulations are substituted:

    6 Fees
    • (1) The fee payable on making an application under section 20 of the Act for a licence authorising the performance of abortions in any institution is $68.

      (2) The fee payable on making an application under section 24 of the Act for the renewal of such a licence is $20.40.

    7 GST included
    • The fees prescribed by these regulations are inclusive of goods and services tax.

Michael Webster,
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 1 July 2011, are made under the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977. They revoke regulation 6 of the Abortion Regulations 1978 and substitute new regulations 6 and 7.

New regulation 6 adjusts the application fees for a licence and a licence renewal to reflect the movement in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups) since 1 July 2004.

New regulation 7 provides that the new fees are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST).

The fees replaced are also GST inclusive, but differed as actually charged from their originally prescribed amounts, which were amended indirectly on the first imposition on 1 October 1986, and on the 1 July 1989 and 1 October 2010 increases in the rate, of GST.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.