HIV and AIDS Act

HIV and AIDS (Collection, Storage and Disposal of Used Syringes and Needles) Regulations 2007

[GN 118 of 2007 – 1 September 2007] [Section 20]

1. These regulations may be cited as the HIV and AIDS (Collection, Storage and Disposal of Used Syringes and Needles) Regulations 2007.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the HIV and AIDS Act;

"institution or non-governmental organisation" means the institution or non-governmental organisation specified in the Schedule to the HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations) Regulations 2008;

"list of prescribed institutions or non-governmental organisations" means the list set out in the Schedule to the HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations) Regulations 2008.

3. Any used syringe and needle collected by an institution or a non-governmental organisation from an injecting drug user or as part of the syringe and needle exchange programme shall be placed immediately in disposal containers which shall be resistant to puncture and of a capacity of not less than 5 litres.

4. Any disposable container referred to in regulation 3 shall be properly sealed and transported on the same day of collection to any place as the supervising officer may designate for storage under lock and key pending incineration.

5. The incineration of containers referred to in regulation 4 shall be carried out under the supervision of an officer of the Ministry designated by supervising officer.

6. An institution or a non-governmental organisation shall submit a weekly return to the Ministry specifying the number of syringes and needles distributed and collected daily.

7. (1) An institution or a non-governmental organisation which contravenes these regulations shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 25,000 rupees.

(2) The Court may, in addition to the sentence specified under paragraph (1), order that the name of the institution or organisation be removed from the list of prescribed institutions or non-governmental organisations.

8. Where the supervising officer is of the view that an institution or organisation has contravened these regulations, he may, pending the determination of the case, remove the name of institution or organisation from the list of prescribed institutions or non-governmental organisations.

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HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Centres) Regulations 2007

[GN 120 of 2007 – 1 September 2007] [Sections 11(2)(c) and 20]

1. These regulations may be cited as the HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Centres) Regulations 2007.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the HIV and AIDS Act.

3. The prescribed centres referred to in section 11(2)(c) of the Act shall be as specified in the Schedule.

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SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

LIST OF PRESCRIBED CENTRES

Name of Centre

Address

National Day Care Centre for the Immunosuppressed (NDCCI)

Bouloux Area Health Centre, Cassis

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HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Form) Regulations 2007

[GN 119 of 2007 – 1 September 2007] [Sections 4(2) and 20]

1. These regulations may be cited as the HIV and AIDS (Prescribed Form) Regulations 2007.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the HIV and AIDS Act.

3. For the purpose of section 4(2) of the Act, the prescribed form shall be in the form set out in the Schedule.

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