Health (Immunisation) Amendment Regulations 2012


Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Health (Immunisation) Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of October 2012

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, and after forming the opinion required by that section, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Health (Immunisation) Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 2(1), definition of National Immunisation Schedule, replace of the Ministry of Health and for the time being approved by the Minister with administered by Pharmac.

    (2) In regulation 2(1), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    Pharmac means the Pharmaceutical Management Agency established by section 46 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

Michael Webster,
for 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 the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend regulation 2(1) of the Health (Immunisation) Regulations 1995 (which contains definitions) to—

  • replace the references to the Ministry of Health and the Minister in the definition of National Immunisation Schedule with a reference to Pharmac because of the transfer of responsibility for the schedule from the Ministry to Pharmac; and

  • insert a definition of Pharmac.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 November 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.