New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

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70B Interpretation


In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

family care policy, in relation to the Crown or a DHB,—


means any statement in writing made by, or on behalf of, the Crown or by, or on behalf of, the DHB that permits, or has the effect of permitting, persons to be paid, in certain cases, for providing support services to their family members; and


includes any practice, whether or not reduced to writing, that has the same effect as a statement of the kind described in paragraph (a), being a practice that was followed by the Crown or by a DHB before the commencement of this Part

family member has the meaning given by subsection (2)

support services means disability support services (as defined in section 6(1)) or health services (as so defined), or both, being services of a kind that are generally funded, directly or indirectly, through Vote Health.


Support services provided by a person (person A) to another person (person B) are provided to a family member in any case where person B is person A’s—


spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner; or


parent, step-parent, or grandparent; or


child, stepchild, or grandchild; or


sister, half-sister, stepsister, brother, half-brother, or stepbrother; or


aunt or uncle; or


nephew or niece; or


first cousin.

Section 70B: inserted, on 21 May 2013, by section 4 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 22).