Cremation Amendment Regulations 2018

2018/47

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Cremation Amendment Regulations 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of March 2018

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 37 of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Cremation Amendment Regulations 2018.

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 Cremation Regulations 1973 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)

In regulation 2, revoke the definition of medical practitioner.

5 Regulation 7 amended (Duties of Medical Referee)

In regulation 7(1), after “medical practitioner”, insert “or nurse practitioner” in each place.

6 Schedule 1 heading replaced

Replace the Schedule 1 heading with:

Schedule 1 Forms

rr 4, 5, 7, 9, 11

7 Schedule 1, form A amended

(1)

In Schedule 1, replace the form A heading with:

Form A Application for cremation

r 5

Cremation Regulations 1973

(2)

In Schedule 1, form A, paragraph 10, replace “medical attendant” with “medical practitioner or nurse practitioner”.

(3)

In Schedule 1, form A, paragraph 11, after “medical practitioners”, insert “or nurse practitioners”.

8 Schedule 1, form B amended

(1)

In Schedule 1, replace the form B heading with:

Form B Certificate of medical practitioner or nurse practitioner

r 7

Cremation Regulations 1973

(2)

In Schedule 1, form B, after “medical practitioner”, insert “or nurse practitioner” in each place.

(3)

In Schedule 1, form B, paragraph 5, replace “medical attendant” with “medical practitioner or nurse practitioner”.

(4)

In Schedule 1, form B, paragraph 13, replace “medical attendants” with “medical practitioners or nurse practitioners”.

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 the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Cremation Regulations 1973 to provide for nurse practitioners to give certificates of cause of death and certificates in relation to pacemakers and other biomechanical aids.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.