Comment on the Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill

Published: Thu 21 Dec 2017 12:34 PM
Have Your Say on the Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill
Parliament’s Health Committee is seeking public submissions on the Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill.
The bill seeks to improve health and social results for infants and children. It proposes a requirement that newborns are enrolled with a general practice and primary health organisation before the newborn is due for his or her first immunisation at 6 weeks of age.
The bill would provide for a newborn’s responsible practitioner to:
• Consult with the newborn’s family about which general practice to nominate as the newborn’s primary healthcare provider;
• Send a pre-enrolment request on behalf of the newborn to the nominated practice; and
• Ensure the request in entered in the maternity system.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say on legislation that could affect children across New Zealand.
Tell the Health Committee what you think about this bill
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on 16 February 2018.

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