Standards and Accreditation Act 2015

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Standards and Accreditation Act 2015

Public Act
2015 No 91
Date of assent
20 October 2015
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


5Act binds the Crown
6Appointment of NZ Standards Executive
7Functions of NZ Standards Executive
8NZ Standards Executive may delegate powers, etc
9Powers of delegate
10NZ Standards Executive must advise responsible Ministers before review of standards cited in legislation
11Establishment of New Zealand Standards Approval Board
12Functions of Board
13Considerations for Board
14Further provisions relating to Board
15Standards development committees
16Membership of standards development committees
17Requirements for proposing person to be member
18Chairpersons of standards development committees
19Continuing duty to disclose conflicts of interest
20Obligation to disclose interest
21Duty not to disclose information
22Standards development committees’ work product and working materials
23Liability of members
24Insurance for liability of member
25Membership of other development committees
26Setting fees for standards
27Cost arrangements for developing standards
28Principles of cost recovery
29Citation of New Zealand Standards
30Secondary legislation may be made by referring to or incorporating New Zealand Standards
31References to New Zealand Standards in other legislation
32Proof of New Zealand Standards
33Continuation of Accreditation Council
34Membership of Accreditation Council
35Functions of Accreditation Council
36Criteria for accreditation schemes
37Powers of Accreditation Council generally
38Accreditation requirements
39Accreditation Council exempted from income tax
40Statements or representations about being accredited
42Disestablishment of Standards Council
43Transitional provisions
44Amendment to Copyright Act 1994
45Consequential amendments

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: