Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018

13 Process for assessing health needs

(1)

The chief executive must ensure that, when the health needs of a child or young person are assessed,—

(a)

reasonable endeavours are made to ensure that the child or young person has access to a health practitioner who has knowledge and experience of the cultural values and practices of that child or young person; and

(b)

in the case of a Māori child or young person, the health practitioner referred to in paragraph (a) is a health practitioner who has knowledge and experience of Māori models of health.

(2)

In this regulation, health needs, in relation to a child or young person, means any current or projected needs relating to—

(a)

their physical health (including dental, auditory, and nutritional health, and any health needs in relation to a disability or long-term condition); and

(b)

their psychological heath, and any need for assistance to recover from the effects of trauma; and

(c)

their alcohol or drug misuse (if any).