Changes for Nurse Practitioners with Social Security Act 2018

With the new Social Security Act 2018, Nurse Practitioners will be able to provide medical information for a wider range of MSD services. Some terms we use will also change.

New Social Security Act 2018 – Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

  • The Social Security Act 2018 comes into effect on 26 November. It replaces the Social Security Act 1964.
  • The new Act won’t change the amount and conditions of people’s benefits and entitlements.
  • The Act will introduce some new words such as:
    • ‘health condition’ instead of ‘illness, sickness and medical condition’
    • ‘everyday functions’ instead of ‘normal functions’.

These two changes are aimed at making our language more inclusive.

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