Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2012

2012/339

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Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 12th day of November 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 3(a) 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 order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2012.

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
  • In Schedule 1, Part 1, Section B of the Health Act 1956,—

    • (a) delete Enterobacter sakazakii invasive disease:

    • (b) insert in their appropriate alphabetical order Cronobacter species, Q fever, and Verotoxin-producing or shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli:

    • (c) replace Rabies with Rabies and other lyssaviruses.

4 Schedule 2 of Health Act 1956 amended
  • In Schedule 2, Section A of the Health Act 1956, repeal all the items.

Michael Webster,
for 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, amends Schedules 1 and 2 of the Health Act 1956. The amendments to Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (which lists infectious diseases that must be notified to a medical officer of health)—

  • rename Enterobacter sakazakii invasive disease as Cronobacter species:

  • replace rabies with rabies and other lyssaviruses:

  • insert verotoxin-producing or shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and Q fever.

Schedule 2 is amended by repealing all the items in Section A (conditions arising from occupation).


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 November 2012.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.