Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2007

2007/202

Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2007


Note

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 23rd day of July 2007

Pursuant to section 3(a) of the Health Act 1956, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 3 September 2007.

3 Schedule 2 of Health Act 1956 amended
  • Section B of Schedule 2 of the Health Act 1956 is amended by omitting Lead absorption equal to or in excess of 15 µg/dl and substituting Lead absorption equal to or in excess of 0.48 µmol/l.

Rebecca Kitteridge,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 3 September 2007, amends Section B of Schedule 2 of the Health Act 1956, which lists the diseases notifiable to a Medical Officer of Health (other than infectious diseases).

The item relating to non-occupational lead absorption is amended to change—

  • the unit of measurement of lead absorption from micrograms per decilitre to micromoles per litre; and

  • the notifiable level of lead absorption from 15 micrograms per decilitre (0.72 micromoles per litre) to 10 micrograms per decilitre (0.48 micromoles per litre).


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 July 2007.