Health practitioners are required by Section 74 of the Health Act 1956 to report to the medical officer of health (MOH) any patient they have 'reasonable suspicion' is suffering from a notifiable disease (list of diseases).
Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances or from chemical contamination of the environment such as pesticide poisoning (section 143 2(A) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996).
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) notifiable under the Health Act 1956 are syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection. These should be notified to ESR through its website, or through Auckland Region Community Health Pathways. ARPHS does not receive these notifications.
Process: How to inform us of a notifiable disease
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is now receiving disease notifications by email. Please use the disease notification forms below for monkeypox, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, rheumatic fever or enteric illnesses. There is also a general notification form if required.
Notify on clinical suspicion, before laboratory confirmation:
Email completed forms to email@example.com.
If you have any queries or need to notify us about a disease not listed above please call (09) 623 4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification allows for appropriate public health control measures to be taken to reduce the risk of further spread, for disease surveillance, and for monitoring of the effectiveness of control measures.
The MoH website lists the diseases notifiable by health practitioners and laboratories to the Medical Officer of Health.
If you need to notify us about a disease or illness that does not have a form, please email email@example.com or call (09) 623 4600.
Notify the below on clinical suspicion, before laboratory confirmation:
Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances (Section 143 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996) or from chemical contamination of the environment (Health Act 1956), such as pesticide poisoning.
For information about Hazardous Substances Surveillance, visit the Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand website.
For further advice and to notify us of an environmental event or hazard, please phone 09 623 4600.
Last updated 27.7.2022