Regulations made under s294 a and b of the Family Violence Act
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From: Dr Robert Shaw
Dear Ministry of Justice,
Might I please request a copy of the regulations made in accordance with these two sections of the Family Violence Act 2018 (or internet links to them):
49 Regulations: general
The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:
specifying types of non-standard services (for the purposes of the definition in section 8 of prescribed non-standard service), types of standard services (for the purposes of the definition in section 8 of prescribed standard service), or both:
prescribing for the purposes of all or any of sections 56, 71, and 212—
the process to be followed by a person or an organisation seeking an approval by way of an application (see section 56(2)(a), 71(2)(a), or 212(2)(a)), the process to be followed for an own-motion approval (see section 56(2)(b), 71(2)(b), or 212(2)(b)), or both; and
the criteria that the Secretary must apply when deciding whether to grant, suspend, or cancel an approval (for example, criteria for when a person or an organisation may under section 212(4) be granted or hold both an approval to undertake assessments for, and an approval to provide, prescribed services):
Dr Robert Shaw
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Kia ora Robert,
Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Justice regarding regulations
made under section 249 of the Family Violence Act.
You can find these regulations on the New Zealand Legislation website at
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