Health (Quarantine) Regulations 1983

2 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Health Act 1956

airline’s agent, in relation to an aircraft, means—

(a)

the agent of the owner of the aircraft; or

(b)

where some person other than the owner is operating the aircraft under any charter, lease, or other arrangement, the agent of that person

authorised officer means any person authorised by the medical officer of health to carry out duties under these regulations

baggage means the personal effects of a passenger or a member of the crew of a craft

captain, in relation to any craft, means the person who is for the time being in command of the craft

craft means an aircraft or a ship

crew, in relation to any craft, includes any person having duties on board the craft in connection with the operation of the craft; and includes anyone providing any service to the passengers

Customs airport means an aerodrome specified in Schedule 1

Customs officer means any person employed in the service of the Customs

deratting certificate, in relation to a ship, means a certificate stating that the ship has been fumigated so as to destroy rodents on board the ship

deratting exemption certificate, in relation to a ship, means a certificate that the ship has been inspected and that the number of rodents on board the ship is negligible

foreign place means any place outside New Zealand

infected person means a person who is suffering from a quarantinable disease or who is believed to be infected with such a disease

International Health Regulations 1969 means the regulations adopted by the Twenty-second World Health Assembly in 1969

medical practitioner means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medicine

port means—

(a)

a port designated as a Customs port under section 55 of the Customs and Excise Act 2018; and

(b)

any other harbour or place in New Zealand at which a ship arrives for the first time on any occasion from a foreign place

suspect means a person who is considered by the medical officer of health or a health protection officer as having been exposed to infection by a quarantinable disease, and is considered by him to be capable of spreading that disease.

Other expressions defined in the Act have the meanings so defined.

Regulation 2 medical practitioner: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Regulation 2 port paragraph (a): replaced, on 1 October 2018, by section 443(4) of the Customs and Excise Act 2018 (2018 No 4).

Regulation 2 quarantinable disease: revoked, on 19 December 2006, by section 4(4) of the Health Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 86).

Regulation 2 suspect: amended, on 26 July 1988, pursuant to section 2(5) of the Health Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 99).