Health Entitlement Cards (Health Practitioners) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2014

4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    general medical practice means a medical practice that—

    • (a) has a contract to provide services to a primary health organisation; or

    • (b) is a member of a primary health organisation

    health practitioner means a person who—

    • (a) is registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 with the relevant authority; and

    • (b) is working within the scope of his or her practice; and

    • (c) is providing general medical services; and

    • (d) is a person—

      • (i) employed by, or contracted to, a general medical practice; or

      • (ii) employed by, or contracted to, a primary health organisation to work as a member of a general medical practice

    primary health organisation means a primary health organisation that has signed a primary health organisation services agreement for the delivery of primary health care with a district health board.

    (2) In regulation 2(1), replace the definition of medical practitioner with:

    medical practitioner means a health practitioner who—

    • (a) is registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medicine or deemed to be so registered; and

    • (b) is working within the scope of his or her practice; and

    • (c) is providing general medical services; and

    • (d) is a person—

      • (i) employed by, or contracted to, a general medical practice; or

      • (ii) employed by, or contracted to, a primary health organisation to work as a member of a general medical practice; or

      • (iii) providing general medical services in accordance with a notice issued by the Minister under section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.