Statutory Instruments

The Infectious Diseases (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003

The Schedule of Infectious Diseases is replaced. In addition to medical practitioners, the clinical directors of diagnostic laboratories are now required to report infectious diseases. The list of infectious diseases for immediate preliminary notification has been updated. Unusual clusters or changing pattern of illness that may be of public health concern must also be reported. The Regulations advise that the National Disease Surveillance Centre is responsible for the maintenance, updating and circulation of case definitions in relation to infectious diseases as well as the standard form for returning infectious disease. The Regulations update the address of the National Disease Surveillance Centre

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