Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

Changes to birth record: registered sex

22A Definitions used in this section and sections 22B to 23

For the purposes of this section and sections 22B to 23,

eligible 16- or 17-year-old means an eligible person who is 16 or 17 years old and has never been in a marriage, civil union, or de facto relationship

eligible adult means an eligible person who

(a)

is 18 years old or older; or

(b)

is less than 18 years old and is or has been in a marriage, civil union, or de facto relationship

eligible child means an eligible person who is less than 16 years old

eligible person means a person whose birth is registered under this Act

guardian means

(a)

the guardians of a person; or

(b)

if a guardian is unavailable, the other guardian or guardians; or

(c)

if, on the application of 1 guardian, the Family Court has consented to a change to the person’s registered sex, that guardian; or

(d)

if all guardians are unavailable or, if the person only has 1 guardian, that guardian is unavailable, the chief executive of the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

health professional means a person who is 1 or more of the following:

(a)

a medical practitioner:

(b)

a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Psychologists Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of psychology:

(c)

a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing:

(d)

a counsellor who is a full member of, or is represented by, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Incorporated, the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists Incorporated, the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Incorporated, the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or a body corporate designated under section 22J:

(e)

a social worker who is registered with the Social Workers Registration Board or who is a member of a body corporate designated under section 22J.