Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006

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7 Renewal and modification of epidemic notices

(1)

With the agreement of the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister may, by notice given before an epidemic notice expires, renew that notice.

(2)

The Prime Minister must not give a notice under subsection (1)—

(a)

except on, and after considering, the written recommendation of the Director-General of Health; and

(b)

unless he or she is satisfied that the effects of the outbreak concerned are likely to continue to disrupt essential governmental and business activity in New Zealand (or the parts of New Zealand concerned) significantly.

(3)

If renewed under subsection (1), an epidemic notice expires on the earliest of the following:

(a)

the day 3 months after the commencement of the most recent notice renewing it:

(b)

a day stated in the most recent notice renewing it:

(c)

a day stated for the purpose by the Prime Minister by further notice.

(4)

A notice made under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

(5)

If a notice is made under this section,—

(a)

the Prime Minister is the relevant Minister for the purposes of section 114 of the Legislation Act 2019; and

(b)

the notice must be presented under that section as soon as possible after it is made.

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationThe maker must publish it in the GazetteLA19 ss 73, 74(1)(a), Sch 1 cl 14
PresentationThe Prime Minister must present it to the House of Representatives as soon as possible after it is made (see subsection (5))LA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 7(1): amended, on 28 October 2021, by regulation 73(1) of the Legislation Act (Amendments to Legislation) Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/247).

Section 7(3)(c): amended, on 28 October 2021, by regulation 73(1) of the Legislation Act (Amendments to Legislation) Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/247).

Section 7(4): replaced, on 28 October 2021, by regulation 73(2) of the Legislation Act (Amendments to Legislation) Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/247).

Section 7(5): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by regulation 73(2) of the Legislation Act (Amendments to Legislation) Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/247).