Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Prescribed Information) Amendment Regulations 2008

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Prescribed Information) Amendment 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)(b) 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 (Prescribed Information) Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 March 2009.

4 Preliminary notices of birth
  • (1) Regulation 3(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) if the birth was a multiple birth, the fact that it was such a birth and the child's birth order:.

    (2) Regulation 3(1) is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

    • (e) the mother's full name at birth (if different from the current name provided under paragraph (d)) and her date of birth, but only if this information has been provided to the hospital, doctor, midwife, or the occupier of the premises where the birth took place or where the mother was admitted immediately after the birth, as the case may be:

    • (f) the mother's alternative postal address (if different from the usual residential address and postal address provided under paragraph (d)), her daytime telephone number, and her email address (if available), but only if—

      • (i) this information has been provided to the hospital, doctor, midwife, or the occupier of the premises where the birth took place or where the mother was admitted immediately after the birth, as the case may be; and

      • (ii) the mother agrees that this information may be provided in the notice:

    • (g) the full name (if different from the full name of the person giving the notice), telephone number, and email address (if available) of the doctor or midwife who—

      • (i) was present at the birth; or

      • (ii) had responsibility for the care of the mother and child immediately after the birth (if no doctor or midwife was present at the birth).

    (3) Regulation 3 is amended by inserting the following subclauses after subclause (1):

    • (1A) If a preliminary notice of birth is given by an electronic means approved by the Registrar-General in accordance with section 89A of the Act, it must also include the following information:

      • (a) the unique identifier of the hospital, doctor, or midwife giving the notice:

      • (b) if a unique identifier has been allocated to the record of the child's birth (other than the national health index number of the child or mother), that unique identifier.

    • (1B) For the purposes of subclause (1A)(a), the Registrar-General may require a hospital to allocate a separate unique identifier for each person in the hospital who is authorised to give a preliminary notice of birth on its behalf.

    (4) Regulation 3 is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (3) A preliminary notice of birth may also require the person giving the notice to provide the serial number of the standard form issued by the Registrar-General for the purposes of the notification of birth for registration under section 11 of the Act that was given to the child's parent (if the serial number is known).

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 1 March 2009, prescribe additional information to be notified in a preliminary notice of birth that is required to be given under section 5A of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.


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.