Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2021

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Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of March 2021

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 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 9 April 2021.

3 Schedule 2 of Health Act 1956 amended

In the Health Act 1956, Schedule 2, Section B, item relating to lead absorption equal to or in excess of 0.48 µmol/ℓ, replace “0.48 µmol/ℓ” with “0.24 µmol/ℓ”.

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 9 April 2021. It amends Section B of Schedule 2 of the Health Act 1956, which lists the diseases notifiable to a medical officer of health (other than infectious diseases).

The item relating to non-occupational lead absorption is amended to change the notifiable level of lead absorption from 0.48 micromoles per litre to 0.24 micromoles per litre.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 March 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.