18 Agencies must comply with minimum standards unless exception granted

(1)

Agencies, individuals, and groups must comply with the minimum standards set under section 17 that apply to them.

(2)

However, an agency covered by section 17(2)(b) to (d) may be granted an exception from complying with a particular standard by—

(a)

the Commissioner; or

(b)

the appropriate Minister, however, the exception does not operate until a copy of it has been given to the Commissioner.

(3)

An exception must be in writing.

(4)

This section does not prevent an agency, an individual, or a group from applying to themselves additional or detailed standards that are consistent with the standards set by the Commissioner.

Compare: 1988 No 20 s 57A