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Requirement to report pool immersion incident

245G Requirement to report pool immersion incident

(1) A person in charge of a hospital must, under subsection (2) , unless the person has a reasonable excuse, notify the chief executive (health) if an examination of a young child by a doctor in the hospital indicates that the child has been involved in a pool immersion incident.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) The notice must—
(a) be given to the chief executive (health) within 5 business days after the examination happened; and
(b) include the following information to the extent the person has it—
(i) the name and date of birth of the young child;
(ii) the day the examination happened;
(iii) the address of the child’s parents;
(iv) the address where the pool immersion incident happened.
(3) The notice may include other information about the pool immersion incident the person in charge of the hospital considers relevant.
(4) In this section—

"person in charge" , of a hospital, means—
(a) for a public sector hospital under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 —the person responsible for the day-to-day operation and control of the hospital; or
(b) for a private health facility under the Private Health Facilities Act 1999 —the licensee of the private health facility.

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