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SR 2002 No. 62 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Australian Institute of Health Ethics Committee Regulations.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-May-2002
Tabled Senate14-May-2002
Gazetted 05 Apr 2002
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australian Institute of Health Ethics Committee Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 2002 No. 622

I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987.

Dated 27 March 2002

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

KAY PATTERSON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Australian Institute of Health Ethics Committee Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Australian Institute of Health Ethics Committee Regulations

                Schedule 1 amends the Australian Institute of Health Ethics Committee Regulations.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Regulation 1

substitute

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Ethics Committee Regulations 1989.

[2]           Regulation 2

substitute

2              Definition

                In these Regulations:

identifiable data means data from which an individual can be identified.

[3]           Paragraph 3 (a)

substitute

                (a)    to form an opinion, on ethical grounds, about the acceptability of, and to impose any conditions that it considers appropriate on:

                          (i)    activities that are being, or are proposed to be, engaged in by the Institute in the performance of its functions; and

                         (ii)    activities that are being, or are proposed to be, engaged in by other bodies or persons in association with, or with the assistance of, the Institute in the performance of its functions; and

                        (iii)    the release, or proposed release, of identifiable data by the Institute for research purposes;

                        having regard to any relevant ethical principles and standards formulated or adopted by the National Health and Medical Research Council and to any other matters that the Ethics Committee considers relevant;

[4]           Regulation 4

substitute

4              Composition

                The Ethics Committee is to consist of the following members:

                (a)    a chairperson;

               (b)    the Director of the Institute or a nominee of the Director;

                (c)    a person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people;

               (d)    a person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the areas of research that are regularly considered by the Ethics Committee;

                (e)    a nominee of the person in each State and Territory who is responsible for registering births, deaths and marriages in that State or Territory;

                (f)    a minister of religion or a person who performs a similar role in a community;

               (g)    a lawyer;

               (h)    at least 1 person of each gender who is able to represent general community attitudes, is not affiliated with the Institute and is not currently involved in medical, scientific or legal work.

Examples for paragraph (c)

A medical practitioner, a clinical psychologist, a social worker or a nurse.

Example for paragraph (f)

An Aboriginal elder.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1989 No. 118.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 5 April 2002.