Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall

Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Government Bill



3Principal Act
4New section 2A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
2ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
4ANew Part 5A inserted
116EDirector-General may direct local authority to add or not to add fluoride to drinking water
116FContents of direction
116GEngagement with local authority
116HLocal authority not required to consult
116ILocal authority must comply with direction
116JOffence to contravene or permit contravention of section 116I
116KStrict liability and defence to offence
116LTime for filing charging document
116MAdditional penalty for certain offences for commercial gain
116NLiability of principal for acts of agents
5Section 69A amended (Purpose)
6Section 69G amended (Interpretation)
7Section 69O amended (Minister may issue, adopt, amend, or revoke drinking-water standards)
8New sections 69ZJA to 69ZJE and cross-heading inserted
69ZJADistrict health boards may direct local authority drinking-water suppliers to add fluoride or not to add fluoride to drinking-water supplies
69ZJBContents of directions
69ZJCEngagement with local authority
69ZJDNo duty for local authority to consult
69ZJELocal authority drinking-water supplier must comply with direction
9Section 69ZZR amended (Offences against sections in this Part)
10New Schedule 1AA inserted
11Section 3 amended (Power of Governor-General in Council to amend Schedules)
12Section 22C amended (Disclosure of health information)
13Section 74B amended (Medical laboratories may be required to give notice of cases of disease during epidemic)
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: