Health (Protection) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Health (Protection) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

234—3

Contents

Key
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
4ASection 7A amended (Medical officers of health and other officers)
4BSection 22C amended (Disclosure of health information)
5Section 74 amended (Medical practitioners to give notice of cases of notifiable disease)
6Section 74AA amended (Medical laboratories to give notice of cases of notifiable disease)
6ASection 79 repealed (Isolation of persons likely to spread infectious disease)
6BSections 88 to 92 and cross-heading above section 88 repealed
7New Part 3A inserted
92APrinciples to be taken into account
92ABParamount consideration
92ACRespect for individuals
92BVoluntary compliance
92EIndividual to be informed
92EAPrinciple of proportionality
92EBLeast restrictive alternative
92FMeasures to apply no longer than necessary
92GMedical officer of health may give directions to individual posing public health risk
92HMedical officer of health may give directions to contacts of individuals posing public health risk
92IDirection for medical examination
92JDirection to close educational institutions
92JADirector-General may require copies of directions given under this Part
92KWritten directions and notices to be served on individual
92LDuration of directions
92MMedical officer of health must review directions
92NDirections may be extended
92ORepeated directions may be given
92PDirections may be varied or rescinded
92QAppeal against directions
92QAConfidentiality
92ROffence for failing to comply with directions
92RAOffence to obstruct compliance with directions
92RBDuty of care relating to individuals under 16 years and persons lacking in legal capacity
92SForce not permissible
92TDistrict Court may make public health order
92UPublic health order may impose certain requirements on individual
92VMatters that District Court may take into account in assessing public health risk
92WDuration of public health order
92XPublic health order may be extended
92YRelationship between directions and public health orders
92ZMedical officer of health may make urgent public health order
92ZADuration of urgent public health order
92ZBMedical examination orders
92ZCDistrict Court may make public health order contingent on examinations establishing infectious disease
92ZDOrder for contacts
92ZEProceedings under this Part in District Court to be heard by Family Court Judges, if practicable
92ZFProceedings under this Part not open to public
92ZGDistrict Court may appoint lawyers to act for individuals under 16 years
92ZHApplication for order
92ZIPrior consultation with individual and individual’s family or whānau
92ZJCase conferences
92ZKMedical officer of health must review orders
92ZLDistrict Court may cancel or vary orders
92ZMConfidentiality
92ZNAppeals to High Court
92ZOAppeals to Court of Appeal
92ZPEnforcement of order by medical officer of health
92ZQOffence not to comply with order
92ZQAOffence to obstruct compliance with order
92ZRPurpose of contact tracing
92ZSWhat contact tracing involves
92ZTWho may be contact tracer
92ZUAppropriateness of contact tracing
92ZVDuty of individual with infectious disease to provide information about contacts
92ZWConsideration as to whether contact tracing can be undertaken by individual
92ZXWhen contact tracer may undertake contact tracing
92ZYContact tracer may require certain persons to provide information
92ZZDuty of confidentiality
92ZZCOffence to fail to comply with direction to provide required information about contacts
8Section 117 amended (Regulations as to public health)
9Section 125 amended (Medical examination of children)
10Schedule 1 amended
11Repeal of Tuberculosis Act 1948
12Revocation of Tuberculosis Regulations 1951
12AFood Hygiene Regulations 1974 amended
12BHealth (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966 amended
12CRevocation of Venereal Diseases Regulations 1982
12DDistrict Courts Rules 2014 amended
12ESocial Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 amended
13New Part 5 inserted
113Interpretation
114Ban on providing artificial UV tanning services to persons under 18 years
115Infringement offences
116Commission of infringement offences
116AInfringement notices
116BPayment of infringement fees
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: