Government Takes Next Step To Cut Compliance Costs
The Government has taken the next step in its plans to cut
compliance costs for
small businesses - setting up a panel of experts to test compliance costs faced
by general practitioners.
Health Minister Wyatt Creech
today announced the establishment of the
Practitioner Compliance Cost Reduction Test Panel.
"Doctors have raised concerns with me about
compliance costs. The Test Panel
will help address the concerns."
The aim of the pilot Test Panel is to
develop practical proposals to reduce
general practitioner compliance costs.
The panel will be
chaired by Dr Tricia Briscoe a Rotorua GP and member of
New Zealand Medical Association Board.
It will look
at where coordination and collaboration between Government
can reduce compliance costs, simplify information requirements placed on general
practitioners and claiming processes.
The pilot Test Panel will be
evaluated to determine whether it is an efficient
method for reducing compliance costs and identify any improvements needed for
the roll out of other test panels.
first test panel is part of the Government's Bright Futures
includes measures to make life simpler for small businesses by cutting red tape,
and removing outdated regulations and laws.
The panels will advise
the Government on the impact of proposed
before final Parliamentary approval.