Direct Laboratory Notification of Communicable Diseases: National Guidelines

Published online: 
02 December 2007

Summary

This is a guide to inform parties involved in notifiable disease reporting about what is involved in meeting new legislative requirements (Section 74AA of the Health Act 1956). The guidelines set out minimum requirements and guidance for those parties that are required to comply with the legislation.

Errata

Appendices 1 and 4 in this document were updated in May 2009.
The changes are:

  • Appendix 4: Addition of Influenza A (H1N1) notification flowchart.
  • Appendix 1: Addition of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease and Non-seasonal influenza (capable of being transmitted between human beings) under the Schedule of Notifiable Diseases.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 December 2007
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 December 2007
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31262-1 (online)
  • HP number:
    4503
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2007. Direct Laboratory Notification of Communicable Diseases: National Guidelines. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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