Health (Notification of Adverse Event After Immunization) Regulations 1995

11/Nov/1998 - Current (at 31 Dec 2005)
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    4. Notification by medical practitioner

    (1) A medical practitioner must notify the Executive Director, Public Health of an adverse event after immunization within 14 days of becoming aware of that adverse event.

    (2) A notification under subregulation (1) must

    (a) be in writing in a form approved by the Executive Director, Public Health; and

    (b) include the following information

    (i) a full description of the adverse event after immunization;

    (ii) the full name of the person who suffered the adverse event after immunization and that person's address or telephone number;

    (iii) where the adverse event after immunization is the death of a person, the full name, and the address or telephone number, of the next of kin or personal representative of the deceased person (if known);

    (iv) the name, dose and batch number of the vaccine administered;

    (v) the date on which the vaccine was administered;

    (vi) the name and address of the place where the vaccine was administered; and

    (vii) the full name, address and telephone number of the medical practitioner giving the notification.

    (3) A medical practitioner who contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence and is liable to a penalty which is not more than $1 000 and not less than

    (a) in the case of a first offence, $100;

    (b) in the case of a second offence, $200; and

    (c) in the case of a third or subsequent offence, $500.

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