Supplementary Order Paper No 172

No 172

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

Proposed amendments

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 14

In clause 14(1), replace paragraph (j) (page 14, lines 32 and 33) with:

(j)

work with, and secure the agreement of, the Māori Health Authority when performing any function in paragraphs (c) to (i); and

Clause 19

In clause 19(1), replace paragraph (j) (page 17, line 10) with:

(j)

contribute to key health documents in subpart 5, and approve those documents before release; and

Clause 41

In clause 41, after subclause (1) (page 28, after line 32), insert:

(1A)

The Māori Health Authority must approve the final version of any health strategy before it is made.

Clause 43B

In clause 43B, insert as subclause (2) (page 30, after line 2):

(2)

The Māori Health Authority must approve the final version of the GPS before it is issued.

Clause 47

In clause 47, after subclause (1A) (page 33, after line 2), insert:

(1B)

The Māori Health Authority must approve the final version of the plan before it is made.

Clause 52

In clause 52, after subclause (1) (page 35, after line 26), insert:

(1A)

The Māori Health Authority must approve the final version of the charter before it is made.

Clause 53

In clause 53, after subclause (2) (page 36, after line 11), insert:

(2A)

The Māori Health Authority must approve the final version of the code before it is made.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the Māori Health Authority has the legislative powers and functions necessary to carry out its role effectively. It does this by strengthening its powers to ensure that Health New Zealand cannot progress on issues such as health workforce planning and service provision without the agreement of the Māori Health Authority.

The aim of establishing the Māori Health Authority is to improve health outcomes for tangata whenua and end persistent inequities and systemic racism for Māori in the health system. If the Māori Health Authority is legislated as a second-class agency in relation to Health New Zealand, then Māori are being set up to fail—you cannot solve inequities by creating new inequities.