Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2020

2020/1

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Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of January 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 3(a) of the Health Act 1956 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 30 January 2020.

3 Schedule 1 of Health Act 1956 amended

In the Health Act 1956, Schedule 1, Part 1, Section B, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Novel coronavirus capable of causing severe respiratory illness

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 comes into force on 30 January 2020. It amends the Health Act 1956 by adding the novel coronavirus to the list of infectious diseases notifiable to a medical officer of health in Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of that Act. The novel coronavirus is an infectious agent causing flu-like symptoms that first came to official notice in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 January 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.