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Name: COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 (2020 No 12).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Public Health Policy And Regulations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2020-05-13
Entry into force:
ISN: NZL-2020-L-110021
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line, Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand PDF PDF (consulted on 2020-06-22)
Abstract/Citation: Contents
1 Title
2 Commencement

Part 1 - Preliminary provisions
3 Repeal of this Act
4 Purpose
5 Interpretation
6 Transitional, savings, and related provisions
7 Act binds the Crown

Part 2 - Provisions to limit the risk of outbreak or spread of COVID-19
Subpart 1—Section 11 orders
8 Prerequisites for all section 11 orders
9 Minister may make section 11 orders
10 Director-General may make section 11 orders
11 Orders that can be made under this Act
12 General provisions relating to section 11 orders
13 Effect of section 11 orders
Subpart 2—Further provisions relating to section 11 orders
Form of orders, etc
14 Form, publication, and duration of section 11 orders
15 Amendment or extension of section 11 orders
Parliamentary approval
16 Section 11 order made by Minister revoked if not approved by House of Representatives
Application of Legislation Act 2012
17 Section 11 orders to be disallowable instruments
Subpart 3—Enforcement, offences, and penalties
Authorised persons
18 Authorised persons
19 Evidence of identity
20 Powers of entry
21 Power to give directions
22 Power to close roads and public places and stop vehicles
23 Power to direct person to provide identifying information
24 Power to direct business or undertaking to close
25 Directions may be given verbally or in writing
26 Offences relating to compliance with orders
27 Offences relating to exercise of enforcement powers
Provisions relating to infringement offences
28 Proceedings for infringement offences
29 Who may issue infringement notices
30 Infringement notices
31 Reminder notices
32 Payment of infringement fees
Subpart 4—Miscellaneous provisions
33 Regulations
34 Protection of persons acting under authority of this Act

Part 3 - Amendments to Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
35 Amendments to Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
36 Section 66 amended (Minister may declare state of national emergency)
37 Section 68 amended (Declaration of state of local emergency)
38 Section 94B amended (Notice of local transition period)
39 Section 94E amended (Termination of transition periods)

Part 4 - Amendment to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
40 Amendment to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
41 Section 272 amended (Jurisdiction of Youth Court and children’s liability to be prosecuted for criminal offences)

Schedule 1 - Transitional, savings, and related provisions
Schedule 2 - Orders under section 70 of Health Act 1956 relating to COVID-19
Schedule 3 - Infringement notice and reminder notice
Legislative history
Administrative information
Amended text(s):

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