Health Research Council Act 1990

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Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Health Research Council Act 1990

Public Act
1990 No 68
Date of assent
1 August 1990
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to bind the Crown
5Health Research Council of New Zealand
6Functions of Council
7Powers of Council
8Membership of Council
9Term of office [Repealed]
10Extraordinary vacancies [Repealed]
11Chairperson [Repealed]
12Deputy Chairperson [Repealed]
13Biomedical Research Committee
14Principal function of Biomedical Research Committee
15Public Health Research Committee
16Principal function of Public Health Research Committee
17General functions of research committees
18Procedures for ranking applications
19Other procedures of research committees
20Membership of research committees
21Maori Health Committee
22Principal functions of Maori Health Committee
23Membership of Maori Health Committee
24Ethics Committee
25Functions of Ethics Committee
26Membership of Ethics Committee
27Appointment of committees [Repealed]
28Power of committees to appoint subcommittees [Repealed]
29Power of delegation [Repealed]
30Procedure of committees [Repealed]
31Consideration of applications
32Reports on research
33Availability of results of research
34Liaison with other organisations
35Contracts of Council [Repealed]
36Seal [Repealed]
37Rules [Repealed]
38Annual report
39Exemption from income tax
40Further provisions applying to Council
41Authority to make contributions for purposes of health research
42Protection of persons acting under authority of Act [Repealed]
44Dissolution of Medical Research Council of New Zealand
45Assets and liabilities
46Vesting of assets
48Transitional provision in relation to persons employed on research and as tenured investigators
49Other transitional provision
50Final accounts of Medical Research Council of New Zealand
51Consequential amendment to War Pensions Act 1954 [Repealed]
52Consequential amendment to Ministry of Transport Act 1968
53Consequential amendments to Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968
54Consequential amendment to Estate and Gift Duties Act 1968
55Consequential amendments to Stamp and Cheque Duties Act 1971 [Repealed]
56Consequential amendment to Income Tax Act 1976 [Repealed]
57Consequential amendment to Medicines Act 1981
58Consequential amendments to Official Information Act 1982 [Repealed]

An Act—


to establish the Health Research Council of New Zealand and to define its functions and powers; and


to dissolve the Medical Research Council of New Zealand; and


to provide for matters incidental thereto