Diphtheria Immunisation (Amendment) Ordinance

Bill No. 166/1962

Read the first time on 15th January 1962.
An Ordinance to amend the Diphtheria Immunisation Ordinance, 1961 (No. 6 of 1961).
Be it enacted by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Diphtheria Immunisation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1962.
Amendment of section 2
2.  Section 2 of the Diphtheria Immunisation Ordinance, 1961 (hereinafter in this Ordinance referred to as the “principal Ordinance”) is hereby amended —
(a)by deleting the definition of “medical certificate” appearing therein; and
(b)by deleting the definitions of “medical practitioner” and “nurse” appearing therein and substituting therefor the following new definitions: —
“ “medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner registered or exempted from registration under the Medical Registration Ordinance (Cap. 191);
“nurse” means a nurse registered under the Nurses Registration Ordinance (Cap. 194) and includes any person whose name is registered in any part or parts of any Register specified in subsection (1) of section 5 of that Ordinance;”.
Amendment of section 4
3.  Section 4 of the principal Ordinance is hereby amended by deleting the word “Assistant” appearing in the fifth line thereof and substituting therefor the word “Deputy”.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 7
4.  Section 7 of the principal Ordinance is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor: —
Postponement of or exemption from primary diphtheria inoculation or booster diphtheria inoculation
7.—(1)  Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 5 and 6 of this Ordinance, the Deputy Director of Medical Services (Health) may at his discretion, in respect of any child as regards whom a medical certificate is presented to the effect that such child —
(a)has already undergone inoculation whether before or after the coming into operation of this Ordinance; or
(b)is for the time being unfit to undergo inoculation; or
(c)is suffering or has suffered from diphtheria; or
(d)is not liable to contact diphtheria and has been so found by means of an intra dermal test,
grant a postponement of or an exemption from primary diphtheria inoculation or from booster diphtheria inoculation, as the case may be.
(2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 20 and 21 of the Medical Registration Ordinance (Cap. 191), for the purposes of this section, the expression “medical certificate” means a certificate signed by a medical officer or medical practitioner and includes and other medical certificate accepted as such by the Deputy Director of Medical Services (Health).”.