Legislation

Regulations - AC Act 2001

The selected regulations discussed here concern clients (referred to as ‘claimants’ in our legislation), health providers and levy payers (including motor vehicle owners).

Introduction

Regulations are laws made under the Accident Compensation Act 2001. These regulations are updated regularly and set out how much:

  • ACC may pay clients and health providers
  • levy payers are required to pay ACC.

Regulations under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 also cover the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights, which deals with the rights of people claiming from ACC.

Client regulations

The Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights

The Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights has been developed under Part 3 of the AC Act. What it does is define the level of service we must provide you and what rights you have if we fall short.

Note:
The ACC710 An Introduction to the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights fact sheet has been discontinued. Please refer to the ACC2393 Working together to resolve issues (PDF 772K) fact sheet as that now includes information on the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights.

See Legislation in the Making a Claim section for more information about the Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights.

Review costs and appeals

These regulations specify how much a reviewer can direct us to pay towards the costs of bringing a review.

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Review Costs and Appeals) Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/81) (external link).

Health provider regulations

These regulations define what we can pay (usually to providers) for consultations or treatments.

Accident Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Regulations 2003 (external link).

Levy payer regulations

Once the Government has decided on the final levies to be set for each account – following ACC’s consultation with our levy payers – those rates are passed as regulations.

Levy rates are set every year so we know we aren’t collecting too much or too little to cover the cost of the ACC Scheme. For further information about how we are funded and how we consult on levies, please see the Annual levy setting process.

Earners’ levies

These regulations set the levy amounts that earners must pay ACC to fund the costs of their non-work injuries.

Accident Compensation (Earners' Levy) Regulations 2013 (external link).

Work account levies

These regulations set the amounts that employers and self-employed workers must pay to cover the costs of any injuries they or their workers suffer on the job.

Accident Compensation (Work Account Levies) Regulations 2013 (external link).

Residual claims levies

These regulations set levy amounts that employers and self-employed workers must pay to fund the cost of non-work injuries to earners suffered before July 1992, and the cost of work injuries suffered before July 1999.

For an explanation of the residual claim levies, see Residual pre-1999 claim levies.

Motor vehicle regulations

These set down how much motor vehicle owners pay ACC when they register their vehicles each year, and how much the ACC levy will be that’s added to every litre of petrol sold. These levies cover motor vehicle injuries on a public road.

Accident Compensation (Motor Vehicle Account Levies) Regulations 2013 (external link).

Other regulations

To access all other regulations created under the Accident Compensation Act, see New Zealand legislation (external link).

Last reviewed: 24 February 2015

Last updated: 18 February 2014