Maternal Birth Injury
RANZCOG supports amendments to Accident Compensation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
RANZCOG, the leading body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health in Aotearoa New Zealand, supports amendments to Accident Compensation legislation to enable more women to access the care that they need after experiencing birth injuries.
Birth injuries left untreated, are incredibly debilitating and have long term negative consequences for women and their whanau. Delays in accessing assistance are common and create inequities for women.
In its submission to the Accident Compensation (Maternal Birth Injury and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, RANZCOG has recommend some changes to the current bill to ensure that it is fair and equitable.
These changes cover:
Expanding the scope of cover for psychological injuries
Commencement of cover
Timeline for lodging claims
Reimbursement and funding gap cover
RANZCOG’s submission also discusses other aspects of the Bill including injuries to baby, equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and investment in prevention.
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