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Advice Notice to General Practitioners Concerning Patient Benefits and Other Subsidies (Amendment No. 16)

Pursuant to sections 88(1) and (3) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, and with the approval of the Minister of Health under section 89(3) of that Act, the Northland District Health Board, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland District Health Board, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Waikato District Health Board, Lakes District Health Board, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Tairawhiti District Health Board, Taranaki District Health Board, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, Whanganui District Health Board, MidCentral District Health Board, Hutt Valley District Health Board, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wairarapa District Health Board, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, West Coast District Health Board, Canterbury District Health Board, South Canterbury District Health Board and Southern District Health Board give the following notice.

N o t i c e

1. Title—(1) This notice is the Advice Notice to General Practitioners Concerning Patient Benefits and Other Subsidies (Amendment No. 16).

(2) In this notice, the Advice Notice to General Practitioners Concerning Patient Benefits and Other Subsidies1 is called the “principal notice”.

2. Commencement—This notice comes into force on 1 July 2015.

3. Variation of Notice (automatic increases)—the principal notice is varied by inserting, after clause 6.4, the following clause:

6.5 Despite clause 6.4, no notice is required to be given by the Ministry of Health where any patient entitlement for immunisation services [Schedule 3 of Part B] is increased by the Government. The relevant entitlement under this notice is increased automatically consistent with the payment rate for immunisation services in the Primary Health Organisation Services Agreement in accordance with Part F, clause F.21 and Schedule F1.3.2

4. Amendment—Schedule 3 of Part B of the principal notice is amended as follows:

  1. Clause 4.6 is amended by deleting “$19.79” and replacing it with “$19.94” in both places where it occurs;
  2. Clause 5.5 is amended by deleting “$19.79” and replacing it with “$19.94”; and
  3. Clause 5.7 is amended by deleting “$19.79” and replacing it with “$19.94”.

5. Statement of reasons for departure from terms and conditions of the principal notice for purposes of section 89(5) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000—Following Cabinet approval, the subsidised fee for immunisations is increased by 0.8%.

Dated this 9th day of June 2015.

Dr NICK CHAMBERLAIN, Chief Executive.

For and on behalf of the: NORTHLAND DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD and as delegate on behalf of the 19 district health boards listed below:

WAITEMATA DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

AUCKLAND DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

COUNTIES MANUKAU DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

WAIKATO DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

LAKES DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

TAIRAWHITI DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

TARANAKI DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

HAWKE’S BAY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

WHANGANUI DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

MIDCENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

HUTT VALLEY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

CAPITAL & COAST DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

WAIRARAPA DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

NELSON MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

WEST COAST DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

CANTERBURY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

SOUTH CANTERBURY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD

SOUTHERN DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD.

1In force 1 May 2000:

Amendment No. 1: Supplement to New Zealand Gazette, 19 December 2001, No. 172, page 4201

Amendment No. 2: New Zealand Gazette, 20 June 2002, No. 67, page 1769

Amendment No. 3: New Zealand Gazette, 15 April 2004, No. 42, page 1068

Amendment No. 4: New Zealand Gazette, 5 May 2005, No. 76, page 1794

Amendment No. 5: New Zealand Gazette, 1 September 2005, No. 152, page 3752

Amendment No. 6: New Zealand Gazette, 29 June 2006, No. 73, page 1867

Amendment No. 7: Supplement to New Zealand Gazette, 27 June 2007, No. 73, page 1845

Amendment No. 8: New Zealand Gazette, 26 June 2008, No. 104, page 2776

Amendment No. 9: New Zealand Gazette, 25 June 2009, No. 94, page 2112

Amendment No. 10: New Zealand Gazette, 17 June 2010, No. 66, page 1967

Amendment No. 11: New Zealand Gazette, 30 September 2010, No. 134, page 3397

Amendment No. 12: New Zealand Gazette, 23 June 2011, No. 86, page 2101

Amendment No. 13: New Zealand Gazette, 28 June 2012, No. 73, page 2070

Amendment No. 14: New Zealand Gazette, 27 June 2013, No. 83, page 2230

Amendment No. 15: New Zealand Gazette, 26 June 2014, No. 68, page 1921

2 http://www.dhbsharedservices.health.nz/Site/PSAAP/default.aspx