National Travel Assistance Policy and guide

The National Travel Assistance Policy is designed to contribute to the costs of people who need to travel long distances, or frequently, to receive specialist services.

How the policy is used

District health boards (DHBs) use the National Travel Assistance (NTA) Policy to deliver the National Travel Assistance Scheme to eligible recipients.

Health administrators use the policy and the guide to help inform their decision-making according to the eligibility criteria.

The current NTA Policy has been in place since 2005.

Guide to the NTA Policy

The guide includes explanatory notes on the policy:

From time to time this guide is updated and revised by Ministry of Health in conjunction with the DHB NTA reference group. Some sections of this NTA Policy Guide may differ from the NTA Policy 2005. This is because the NTA reference group members use this Policy Guide document as a means to clarify and update aspects of the NTA Policy 2005.

No single section of this guide should be read in isolation without considering the other sections and the intent of the NTA Policy 2005.

For clarification of any aspects of this guide, please contact the Ministry's NTA call centre on freephone: 0800 281 222 (press option 2) or email: travel@health.govt.nz

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