This Act implements the settlement reached between the Crown, DHBs, healthcare workers and healthcare providers regarding payment to healthcare workers for time spent travelling between home-based care and support clients.  The Act came into force in February this year and places an obligation on providers to compensate healthcare workers providing certain home-based care and support services for time spent traveling between clients.  As part of the settlement agreement, the Crown and DHBs have obligations to assist providers to meet their obligations to pay healthcare workers in accordance with the Act.  The Act has been in force for a number of months, and new in between travel provisions would have been included in new home-based care and support contracts coming into effect from 1 July.