Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013

  • revoked
  • Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013: revoked, on 4 January 2017, pursuant to regulation 16 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 2016 (LI 2016/272).

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Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013

(SR 2013/354)

Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013: revoked, on 4 January 2017, pursuant to regulation 16 of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 2016 (LI 2016/272).

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of September 2013

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.

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 2013.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 2 amended

In Schedule 2, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order the item set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

Schedule New item inserted in Schedule 2

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)Until recovery, including absence of any cough and gastro-intestinal symptoms for at least 24 hoursFor immunocompromised patients, until recovery, including absence of any cough and gastro-intestinal symptoms for at least 24 hoursFor 14 days from the last potential exposure to infection14 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 amend the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 1966 (the principal regulations). The amendments come into force on the day after notification in the Gazette.

The amendments add Middle East Respiratory Syndrome to the list of infectious diseases in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations.

The amendments specify the following (references are to the principal regulations):

  • the period for which a person who has, or has had, the disease must not leave his or her home (see regulation 8):

  • the period after which a person without a negative result from microbiological examination may leave his or her home with the permission of the medical officer of health under conditions to protect others from infection (see regulation 8):

  • the period for which a child or teacher who has, or is suspected to have, the disease must not attend school (see regulation 14(1)):

  • the period for which a child or teacher who has been exposed to infection with the disease must not attend school (see regulation 14(2)):

  • the disease’s period of incubation for the purposes of the Health Act 1956 (see regulation 9).

The medical officer of health may permit earlier release from isolation or earlier attendance at school.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2013 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations 2016 (LI 2016/272): regulation 16