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APA 7 Referencing

Health and Disability Code of Consumer Rights

Because this is a legislative Code, it is treated the same as an Act

  • there is no author
  • even when hosted on the Health and Disability Commissioner's website, the HDC is not the author.
  • the date is part of the title
  • italics are not used anywhere in the reference


(Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996).

Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.                    


Although in book form, and shelved with the books, MIMS New Ethicals should be treated as a serial because it comes out several times each year.


("Somatropin", 2020).

Somatropin. (2020, January–June). MIMS New Ethicals, (32), 255.

(APA Style Expert)

Lippincott Procedures

Lippincott Procedures is a medical database that is regularly updated. Therefore it is necessary to include the month and day in the reference.

Note: Because this is an academic database, there is no need to include the url.


("Venipuncture, pediatric", 2020).

Venipuncture, pediatric. (2020, May 15). Lippincott Procedures (New Zealand Instance). 

Nursing Reference Center Plus


(Schaub & Orna, 2018).

Schaub, T., & Orna, A. (2018, February 9). Abdominal aortic aneurysm. Nursing Reference Centre Plus.                     00000000 direct=true&db=nup&AN=T704248&site=nup-live&scope=site 


For a book, use the normal e-book pattern:

Guiding Principles for Pressure Injury Prevention

This resource is tricky because the author is unclear.  

The front page shows the logos for the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand, ACC, and the Ministry of Health.  It states that the document is endorsed by these three organisations.  This does not make them the author.  

On further investigation, on the bottom of the next page, there is the statement "This document is maintained by Clinical Services Accident Compensation Coproration."  The document is also hosted on the ACC website.  Therefore the author should be ACC.


(Accident Compensation Corporation, 2017).

Accident Compensation Corporation. (2017). Guiding principles for pressure injury prevention and management in New                          Zealand. ACC.