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

5 Regulation 17 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 17, replace the definition of general medical services with:

    general medical services means all proper and necessary services of medical practitioners and other health practitioners to maintain and restore health that are funded under section 25 or 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (whether those medical services are described in those terms or in any other terms in the relevant funding agreement or instrument).

    (2) In regulation 17, revoke the definition of general practitioner.

    (3) In regulation 17, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    pharmacist means a health practitioner who—

    • (a) is registered with the Pharmacy Council established by section 114(5) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of pharmacy 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.

    (4) In regulation 17, definition of qualifying medical services, paragraph (a), replace general practitioner with medical practitioner or other health practitioner.