Direction to the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Corporation Relating to Government Policy on Health Purchasing To the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Corporation Pursuant to section 159 of the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992 (as inserted by section 19 of the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act 1996), I hereby direct the corporation, until this direction is revoked, not to purchase acute health care for accident victims, unless specifically authorised in regulations made pursuant to the Act and which are currently in force. For the purposes of this direction, ``acute health care'' is defined as any health care provided in relation to: (a) any unplanned admission on the day of presentation at the admitting health care facility; and (b) any planned admission where the admission date is less than 7 days after the date the decision was made by the specialist that the admission was necessary. This direction does not affect the ability of the corporation to undertake trauma pilots under section 156 of the ARCI Act. In particular, it does not affect: (a) the Wellington/Hastings trauma pilots; or (b) any other trauma pilot which the corporation may implement in partnership with any CHE; or (c) any acute services associated with any such trauma pilot. Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of September 1996. DOUGLAS LORIMER KIDD, Minister for ARCI.