125 Medical examination of children

(1)

In this section,—

early childhood education and care centre and State school have the meanings given in section 10(1) of the Education and Training Act 2020

private school means a school registered under section 214 of the Education and Training Act 2020.

(2)

Any medical officer employed in the Ministry or other person authorised by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred by this section on an officer so authorised, or any nurse employed by the Royal New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children (Incorporated) engaged in work pursuant to a contract in that behalf between the said Society and the Minister, may at all reasonable times enter any State school or early childhood education and care centre and examine the children attending the school or centre, and may notify the parent or guardian of any such child, or any other person whom he reasonably believes to be concerned with the welfare of the child, of any condition which in his opinion is affecting the health or normal development of the child or of any disease or defect from which in his opinion the child may be suffering.

(3)

The powers conferred by subsection (2) may be exercised in respect of any private school, and in respect of the children attending there, if application in that behalf is made in writing to the medical officer of health by the controlling authority thereof. Any such application may be revoked in like manner at any time.

Section 125: replaced, on 23 November 1967, by section 3(1) of the Health Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 78).

Section 125(1): replaced, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 125(2): amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 125(2): amended, on 24 October 2018, by section 24 of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).

Section 125(2): amended, on 1 July 1993, by section 35 of the Health Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 24).

Section 125(2): amended, on 30 November 1979, by section 8 of the Health Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 64).