Cancer Registry Regulations 1994

Reprint
as at 3 June 1994

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Cancer Registry Regulations 1994

(SR 1994/89)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of May 1994

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 9 of the Cancer Registry Act 1993, 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 Cancer Registry Regulations 1994.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on 1 July 1994.

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

    the Act means the Cancer Registry Act 1993

    report means a report to the Director-General under section 5 of the Act.

    (2) Where any expression used in these regulations is not defined in these regulations but is defined in the Act, that expression shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have, in these regulations, the meaning given to it by the Act.

3 Time within which reports to be made
  • Every report shall be made no later than 21 days after the end of the calendar month in which the cancer test to which the report relates was carried out.

4 Form of reports
  • (1) Every report shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the full name of the person who carried out the cancer test to which the report relates:

    • (b) in relation to the person who requested the carrying out of the cancer test to which the report relates,—

      • (i) the full name of that person; and

      • (ii) the name of the health care institution by which that person is employed or engaged or in which that person otherwise works (if any):

    • (c) in relation to the person in respect of whom the cancer test to which the report relates was carried out,—

      • (i) either that person's National Health Index Identifier or that person's full name, maiden name (if any) and any known aliases:

      • (ii) that person's date of birth:

      • (iii) that person's sex:

      • (iv) where available, that person's ethnicity:

      • (v) where available, that person's full address:

      • (vi) where available, that person's occupation:

    • (d) in relation to the cancer test to which the report relates,—

      • (i) the category into which the test falls, which shall be one of the categories set out in subclause (2):

      • (ii) a description of the anatomical site from which the sample in respect of which the test was carried out was obtained, as indicated with the request for the test:

      • (iii) whether that site is the primary site or the secondary site of the cancer indicated by the test:

    • (e) in relation to the cancer indicated by the cancer test to which the report relates,—

      • (i) a full description of the pathological nature of the cancer:

      • (ii) in the case of malignant melanoma of the skin,—

        • (A) the thickness of the tumour, measured in accordance with Breslow's method:

        • (B) the extent of tumour invasion, expressed by reference to Clark's levels:

    • (iii) where available, the stage of the cancer (other than for lymphoma, leukaemia, and malignant melanoma of the skin).

    (2) The categories referred to in subclause (1)(d)(i) are as follows:

    • (a) the histology of the primary lesion or, in the absence of a known primary lesion, the metastasis:

    • (b) cytology or haematology, or both:

    • (c) specific biochemical or immunological test, or both:

    • (d) autopsy with concurrent or previous histology.

    (3) Where any information required to be included in any report is unavailable at the time the report is made, or is unobtainable,—

    • (a) the report shall indicate that the information is unavailable or, as the case may be, unobtainable; and

    • (b) if that information subsequently becomes available, the person required to make the report shall, as soon as practicable, transmit that information to the Director-General.

5 Manner in which reports to be made
  • A report shall be made—

    • (a) in a written document; or

    • (b) on computer tape, disk, or diskette; or

    • (c) by directly inputting data into a database maintained in electronic form by the Director-General for the purposes of the Cancer Registry, such inputting being made by means of remote logon access to the database.

6 Act not to apply to certain cancers
  • It is hereby declared that the following types of cancer are cancers to which the Act does not apply:

    • (a) basal cell cancer arising in the skin:

    • (b) squamous cell cancer arising in the skin.

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 1994, prescribe certain matters for the purposes of the Cancer Registry Act 1993. The regulations—

  • (a) prescribe the form and manner in which reports on cancer tests are to be made to the Director-General of Health under the Act; and

  • (b) prescribe the time within which such reports are to be made; and

  • (c) declare that certain types of cancer are cancers to which the Act does not apply.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 June 1994.


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 Cancer Registry Regulations 1994. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 3 June 1994, 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)