Dated at Wellington this 20th day of October 2014.
Hon Michael Woodhouse,
Minister of Police.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice, which comes into force on 1 December 2014, is given under the Land Transport Act 1998 (the Act). It prescribes the relevant blood specimen collecting procedure for the purposes of sections 72 to 74 of the Act, as amended by the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011. It allows medical practitioners and medical officers to use, instead of a needle and syringe, an alternative blood specimen collecting instrument, namely a vacutainer blood collecting system. This notice replaces the Land Transport (Blood Specimen Collecting Procedure) Notice 2011, which is revoked.
This notice operates with, and is subject to, the definitions in section 2(1) of the Act of blood specimen and blood specimen collecting kit. Sections 75 and 76 of the Act provide for certificates and presumptions in respect of containers received in a sealed blood specimen collecting kit. A blood specimen collecting kit is a package with a label indicating that it is a blood specimen collecting kit and that it has been supplied by or on behalf of a laboratory for the time being approved by the Science Minister by notice in the Gazette. Clause 5 of the Land Transport (Approved Laboratory and Analyst in Charge) Notice 2000 approves, for supplying or causing to be supplied blood specimen collecting kits, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited laboratory at Kenepuru Drive, Porirua.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 October 2014.
This notice is administered by the New Zealand Police.