Infectious and Notifiable Disease (Invasive Pneumococcal Disease) Order 2008

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Infectious and Notifiable Disease (Invasive Pneumococcal Disease) Order 2008

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of September 2008 

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to section 3(a) of the Health Act 1956, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Infectious and Notifiable Disease (Invasive Pneumococcal Disease) Order 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Schedule 1 of Health Act 1956 amended
  • Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Health Act 1956 is amended by inserting the following item in its appropriate alphabetical order: Invasive pneumococcal disease.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, inserts an item relating to invasive pneumococcal disease in section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Health Act 1956. Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 lists infectious diseases notifiable to a medical officer of health. Adding invasive pneumococcal disease to this list allows the Ministry of Health to collect the necessary data to assess the impact of a pneumococcal vaccination programme that started on 1 June 2008.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 September 2008.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.