Paid Family Care notice and Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) policy

From 22 May 2014, the BOPDHB is implementing a policy that outlines the exceptional circumstances under which it will allow payment of family members residing at the same address as a DHB-funded client receiving long-term home-based support services. Prior to this date, family members living at the same address have been unable to be paid to deliver allocated services.

This policy does not change existing eligibility and access criteria for DHB-funded long-term home-based support services. The new policy has been developed to satisfy part 4A of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act. The background documents to this policy development can be read on the Ministry of Health website below.

Ministry of Health

If you have any queries regarding the BOPDHB Paid Family Care Policy please contact SupportNet on 07 571 0093 for further information.

Last updated: August 7, 2015