Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill

  • defeated on 25 July 2018
3 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

DHB has the meaning given to it in section 6(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

enrolment, in relation to a newborn, means that he or she—

(a)

is enrolled with a general practice and a primary health organisation; and

(b)

is confirmed as eligible for publicly-funded health and disability services

general practice means a multidisciplinary team whose members—

(a)

have the complementary knowledge and skills of medical practitioners and nurses; and

(b)

may include other health practitioners; and

(c)

work together to provide primary health care to improve the health of the enrolled population

lead maternity care provider means a person selected by a woman to provide her lead maternity care, and is—

(a)

a registered midwife, an obstetrician, or a general practitioner who has a Diploma in Obstetrics (or its equivalent, as determined by the New Zealand College of General Practitioners); and

(b)

either a lead maternity care provider in his or her own right, or an employee or contractor of a lead maternity care provider

pre-enrolment, in relation to a newborn, means that—

(a)

he or she is preliminarily enrolled with a general practice; and

(b)

publicly-funded health and disability services begin for him or her and continue for at least 1 financial quarter; and

(c)

the general practice has the period of 1 financial quarter within which to ensure the newborn’s enrolment to continue funding

registered, in relation to a newborn, means that he or she:

(a)

is listed on a general practice register:

(b)

is entitled to publicly-funded health and disability services:

(c)

does not receive subsidised health care

registered midwife means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Midwifery Council established by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of midwifery

responsible practitioner, in relation to a newborn, means the relevant—

(a)

DHB maternity service; or

(b)

lead maternity care provider.