Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993

Reprint
as at 11 June 1993

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Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993

(SR 1993/155)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of June 1993

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 121 of the Health Act 1956, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on 1 July 1993.

2 Interpretation
  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    diploma means the National Diploma in Environmental Health Science

    qualified means—

    • (a) holding either the diploma or some other qualification accepted by the Director-General in any particular case as being at least equivalent to it; or

    • (b) having held, or having been qualified to hold, immediately before the commencement of these regulations, a position as an Environmental Health Officer employed by a local authority

    trainee means a person employed by a local authority for the purpose of enabling that person to become an Environmental Health Officer.

3 Appointment of Environmental Health Officers
  • No person who is not qualified shall be appointed by any local authority as an Environmental Health Officer.

4 Appointment of trainees
  • No person shall be appointed by any local authority as a trainee unless the local authority employs 1 or more Environmental Health Officers.

5 Conditions governing employment of trainees
  • No trainee shall continue to be employed by a local authority as a trainee unless—

    • (a) the local authority continues to employ 1 or more Environmental Health Officers; and

    • (b) the trainee regularly attends such courses of theoretical and practical instruction in environmental health and sanitation as may from time to time be approved for trainees by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

6 Revocation
  • The Health Inspectors Qualifications Regulations 1975 (SR 1975/82) are hereby revoked.

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 1993, replace the Health Inspectors Qualifications Regulations 1975.

These regulations—

  • (a) no longer require the Director-General of Health to approve persons appointed by local authorities as trainee Environmental Health Officers:

  • (b) no longer require a trainee to be not more than 40 years old:

  • (c) specify, as the diploma to be held by an Environmental Health Officer, the National Diploma in Environmental Health Science and not the Royal Society of Health Diploma For Public Health Inspectors (New Zealand):

  • (d) recognise that there is no final examination for the diploma:

  • (e) recognise that the Department of Health no longer subsidises the training of Environmental Health Officers:

  • (f) recognise that Medical Officers of Health are no longer involved in the training of trainees.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 June 1993.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 11 June 1993, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)