These are archived immigration instructions that are no longer current
A4.15 Acceptable standard of health (applicants for temporary entry class visas) (21/11/2011)
A4.15.1 Assessment of whether an applicant for a temporary entry class visa is unlikely to impose significant costs or demands on New Zealand's health services
Assessment of whether an applicant for a temporary entry class visa is likely to impose significant costs or demands on New Zealand's health services will take into account whether there is a relatively high probability that the applicant will need publicly funded health services during their period of stay in New Zealand including, but not limited to:
Note: Residential care is long term care provided in a live-in facility such as an aged-person's facility or a facility for people with a physical, sensory, intellectual or psychiatric disability.
A4.15.5 Requirement to refer Medical and Chest X-Ray Certificates
If an immigration officer is not initially satisfied that an applicant for a temporary entry class visa has an acceptable standard of health, they must refer the matter to an Immigration New Zealand medical assessor for assessment (or Ministry of Education where appropriate).
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