Supplementary Order Paper No 170

No 170

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

Proposed amendments

Matt Doocey, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 4

In clause 4, in the definition of health strategy, after paragraph (e) (page 7, after line 6), insert:

(f)

the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Clause 10

After clause 10(1)(a)(v) (page 13, after line 2), insert:

(vi)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy; and

Clause 29

After clause 29(1)(a)(v) (page 24, after line 13), insert:

(vi)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy:

New clause 40B

After clause 40A (page 28, after line 24), insert:

40B Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

(1)

The Minister must prepare and determine a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

(2)

The purpose of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is to provide a framework to guide health entities for the long-term improvement of mental health and addiction outcomes.

(3)

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy must—

(a)

contain an assessment of the current state of, and the performance of the health sector in relation to, mental health and addiction outcomes; and

(b)

contain an assessment of the medium and long-term trends that will affect mental health and addiction outcomes; and

(c)

set out priorities for improving mental health and addiction outcomes.

(4)

Subsection (3) does not limit what may be included in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Schedule 1

In Schedule 1, clause 2(1), after “the Women’s Health Strategy” (page 63, lines 32 and 33), insert “, and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill. Improving mental health and addiction outcomes requires long-term planning and delivery, and the Bill provides an opportunity to enable this. The Government has taken initial steps, through Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing, to enact this, and has already passed legislation in other areas (including the Child Poverty Act 2018 and accompanying amendments to the Public Finance Act 1989) to support the wellbeing approach. This Bill should also be amended to incorporate the wellbeing approach more specifically, in keeping with cross-agency work and all-of-Government objectives.