Radiation Safety Amendment Regulations 2017

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Radiation Safety Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of December 2017

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 91(1)(h) and (i) of the Radiation Safety Act 2016—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Health made in accordance with section 91(5) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Radiation Safety Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 18 January 2018.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 3 amended

(1)

In Schedule 3, column 1, item relating to dental therapy practice, paragraph (a), after “dental therapy practice”, insert “(with no exclusion in taking radiographs)”.

(2)

In Schedule 3, after the item relating to dental therapy practice, insert:

A health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council in the scope of practice of oral health therapy; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

Use of irradiating apparatus for dental diagnostic purposes

A health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council in the scope of practice of special needs dentistry specialist; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

Use of irradiating apparatus for dental diagnostic purposes

Michael Webster,
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 18 January 2018, amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016.

Schedule 3 of the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 authorises specified persons to perform specified activities involving a radiation source without a use licence. These amendments add 2 new groups of authorised persons to that schedule—one in relation to persons registered with the Dental Council in the scope of practice of oral health therapy, and the other in the scope of practice of special needs dentistry. The amendments also make a change to the group of authorised persons that is registered with the Dental Council in the scope of dental therapy practice.

Regulatory impact assessment

The Ministry of Health produced a regulatory impact assessment on 1 August 2016 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.