112B Interpretation

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

cancer has the meaning set out in section 2 of the Cancer Registry Act 1993

cancer registry means the cancer registry maintained under the Cancer Registry Act 1993

cervical cancer means any cancer of the cervix

diagnostic test means a test taken to determine or confirm the presence of cancer, or a precursor to cancer, in a woman’s cervix, and may include—

(a)

a colposcopic procedure:

(b)

an examination of a histological specimen taken from the woman

evaluate has the meaning set out in section 112T(1)

evaluation material means any information about, and any specimen taken from, an identifiable individual that was obtained by a screening programme evaluator under this Part

health information has the meaning set out in paragraphs (a) and (c) of the definition of that term in section 22B

health practitioner has the meaning set out in section 5 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

hospital means a hospital care institution within the meaning of section 58(4) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

NCSP means the programme that, at the date of commencement of this section, is operated by the Ministry of Health and known as the National Cervical Screening Programme

NCSP manager means—

(a)

the person appointed under section 112C(3) as the NCSP manager; or

(b)

if no person has been appointed as the NCSP manager, the Director-General

NCSP register means the National Cervical Screening Programme register maintained by the persons appointed under section 112C

relevant woman, for the purposes of sections 112X, 112ZB, 112ZC, and 112ZD, has the meaning set out in section 112X(1)

review committee means an NCSP review committee established under section 112O

screening programme evaluator means a person designated as a screening programme evaluator under section 112U(1)

screening test means a routine test, such as a cervical smear test, designed to identify women who may have cervical cancer or a precursor to cervical cancer

specimen means a bodily sample or tissue sample taken from a woman for the purpose of a screening test or a diagnostic test, and includes cervical cytology and histology slides and blocks.

Section 112B: inserted, on 7 March 2005, by section 4 of the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 3).