Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Non-Disclosure Direction) Regulations 2008

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Non-Disclosure Direction) Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of October 2008

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 88(1)(ab) to (ad) of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Non-Disclosure Direction) Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 25 January 2009.

3 Interpretation
4 Ground for requesting non-disclosure direction to be made
  • A person who is the subject of any registered information, or his or her personal representative, may request a non-disclosure direction to be made under section 75A(2)(b) of the Act on the ground that the person, or his or her personal representative, reasonably believes that disclosure of the registered information, or any part of the registered information, would be prejudicial to the personal safety of that person or his or her family.

5 Ground for requesting non-disclosure direction to be reinstated
  • A person who is the subject of any registered information, or his or her personal representative, may request a non-disclosure direction to be reinstated under section 75B(4)(b) of the Act on the ground that the person, or his or her personal representative, reasonably believes that disclosure of the registered information, or any part of the registered information, would be prejudicial to the personal safety of that person or his or her family.

6 Period during which non-disclosure direction remains in force
  • (1) The period prescribed for the purposes of section 75B(3)(a) of the Act during which a non-disclosure direction remains in force is 5 years.

    (2) However, that period will expire earlier than 5 years if—

    • (a) the person who is the subject of the relevant registered information sooner dies; and

    • (b) the Registrar-General is satisfied of that fact.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 25 January 2009, prescribe—


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 October 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.