Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2009

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Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of June 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 117 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 regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2009.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Schedule 2 amended
  • Schedule 2 is amended by inserting the item set out in the Schedule of these regulations after the item relating to mumps.


Schedule
New item relating to non-seasonal influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings)

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Non-seasonal influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings) For 7 days from the day on which the first symptom manifested itself For 7 days from the day on which the first symptom manifested itself For 7 days from the last exposure to a confirmed or probable case 7 days

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 the day after notification in the Gazette, add non-seasonal influenza capable of being transmitted between human beings to the list of infectious diseases in Schedule 2 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966.

Every person who has, or has had, the disease will now be required not to leave his or her home (without the permission of the Medical Officer of Health) until the earlier of—

  • the day that is 7 days after the day of the onset of the disease:

  • the day on which all the symptoms of the disease have subsided.

A period of exclusion from school of 7 days is also prescribed in relation to any pupil or teacher who has, or has had, the disease.

And a period of 7 days is prescribed (for the purposes of the Health Act 1956) as the incubation period of the disease.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 June 2009.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.