Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2014

2014/293

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Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of September 2014

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 2(3) and 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 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Schedule 1 of Health Act 1956 amended
  • (1) This clause amends the Health Act 1956.

    (2) In Schedule 1, Part 1, Section B, item relating to viral heamorrhagic fevers, replace heamorrhagic with haemorrhagic.

    (3) In Schedule 1, replace Part 3 with the Part 3 set out in the Schedule of this order.


Schedule
Part 3 of Schedule 1 of Health Act 1956 replaced

cl 3(3)

Part 3
Quarantinable infectious diseases

Avian influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings)

Cholera

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Non-seasonal influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings)

Plague

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (capable of being transmitted between human beings)

Yellow fever

Michael Webster,
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 day after its notification in the Gazette, amends Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 and replaces Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Health Act 1956. The amendment to Section B is to correct a spelling error in the item relating to viral haemorrhagic fevers.

Part 3 of Schedule 1, which lists quarantinable infectious diseases, is replaced so that its form mirrors the other Parts of Schedule 1 (where items are alphabetically ordered without being numbered). An item relating to viral haemorrhagic fevers (which includes Ebola virus disease) is also added. The addition of this item is the only substantive change to the Part.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 2014.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.