Health Amendment Act 2005

Health Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 34
Date of assent14 April 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Health Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Health Act 1956 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Requirement to consult
  • (1) Section 112ZK(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing—

    • (a) paragraph (d); and

    (2) Section 112ZK of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (2), the following subsection:

    • (2A) Before regulations to which this section applies are made, the Director-General—

      • (a) may make copies of the proposed standards available in any other way that he or she considers appropriate in the circumstances (for example, on an Internet website); and

      • (b) must, if paragraph (a) applies, give notice in the Gazette stating that the proposed standards are available in other ways and details of where or how they can be accessed or obtained.

4 Access to standards incorporated by reference
  • Section 112ZL of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) The Director-General—

      • (a) must make the standards referred to in subsection (2) (standards) available for inspection during working hours free of charge at the head office of the Ministry of Health and at any other places that the Director-General determines are appropriate; and

      • (b) must make copies of the standards available for purchase at a reasonable price; and

      • (c) may make copies of the standards available in any other way that the Director-General considers appropriate in the circumstances (for example, on an Internet website); and

      • (d) must give notice in the Gazette stating that—

        • (i) the standards are incorporated in the regulations and the date on which the regulations were made; and

        • (ii) the standards are available for inspection during working hours, free of charge, and the location of the place or places at which they can be inspected; and

        • (iii) copies of the standards can be purchased and the location of the place or places at which they can be purchased; and

        • (iv) if copies of the standards are made available under paragraph (c), the standards are available in other ways and details of where or how they can be accessed or obtained.


Legislative history

12 April 2005Divided from Legislation (Incorporation by Reference) Bill (Bill 250-1), third reading