This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
The order brings—
sections 4, 9, and 16 of the amendment Act into force on 1 April 2017:
section 13 of the amendment Act into force on 4 July 2016:
all other provisions of the amendment Act into force on 4 April 2016.
Section 9 of the amendment Act amends the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (the principal Act) to remove the ability of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to develop new incentive programmes under section 175 of the principal Act that could result in a downwards adjustment of a person’s levy. These programmes are being replaced by the new workplace incentive programmes under new sections 174A to 174F of the principal Act, which are being brought into force on 4 April 2016. Sections 4 and 16 of the amendment Act bring into force new section 5A and new Schedule 1AA of the principal Act, which provide for transitional arrangements relating to section 175 of the principal Act.
Section 13 of the amendment Act amends the principal Act to require ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand to have a workplace injury prevention action plan and to enter into written agreements about injury prevention measures.
The remaining provisions of the amendment Act amend the principal Act to provide a framework for ACC to develop and establish workplace incentive programmes and to make amendments consequential to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, which also comes into force on 4 April 2016 (except subpart 4 of Part 5 of that Act, which came into force on 5 September 2015).
Date of notification in Gazette: 18 February 2016.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.