(Surveillance) (Jersey) Order 2017
Made 24th January 2017
Coming into force 1st
THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, in pursuance of Articles 2(2), 4(2), 7
and 32 of the Animal Health (Jersey) Law 2016, orders as follows –
In this Order –
“Law” means the
Animal Health (Jersey) Law 2016;
the investigation of any animal or bird to detect the presence of disease and
includes any observation or physical examination of the animal or bird and any collection
and testing of blood, tissue, hair, body fluids, discharges, excrement, or
other samples from any animal or bird.
Order applies to any disease or pest that may apply to any animal or bird,
whether or not listed in Schedule 1 to the Law.
Order applies to any animal other than a human being and any bird without any
limitation on the meaning of those terms by reason of any definition in the Law.
to undertake surveillance
inspector or any other person authorized by the Minister for the purposes of
this Order may carry out surveillance for the purposes of protecting animal
health and reducing the risk to human health from the spread of zoonotic
particular but without limiting paragraph (1) surveillance may be carried
out for the following purposes –
measure the level of disease in a population of animals or birds;
detect cases of disease as part of a control programme;
demonstrate freedom from disease for purposes of trade in animals or birds or
any products derived from them; or
screen a population of animals or birds, or any animal or bird suspected of
carrying disease, to detect the presence of any disease.
surveillance may be of any population or part of a population of animals or
birds taken at random, or any individual animal or bird, and may be carried out
on both living and dead animals and birds.
limiting any powers of inspectors under the Law, a person with a power to
undertake surveillance under this Order may for the purposes of the
samples, including samples of anything from the environment;
inquiries, inspections and examinations, including of documents and computer
any animal or bird as a sentinel; or
any animal or bird.
action to reduce risk of spread of disease
a veterinary inspector considers it expedient to do so having regard to the
risk of spread of disease, the inspector may serve a notice on any person
placing such requirements or restrictions on the person as he or she considers
the Minister considers it necessary to reduce the risk of spread of disease,
the Minister may declare a controlled zone around any premises.
controlled zone must be of such size as the Minister considers necessary having
regard to the risk of spread of disease.
Minister must, having regard to the risk of spread of disease, in the
declaration of the controlled zone, impose such requirements as he or she
the veterinary inspector or the Minister, as the case may be, is satisfied that
that the notice or declaration of a controlled zone is no longer appropriate,
he or she may revoke the notice or declaration.
Where surveillance has been requested by any person or organisation
for the particular benefit of that person or organisation, the Minister may
require that the person or organisation meet the costs or part of the costs of
This Order may be cited as
the Animal Health (Surveillance) (Jersey) Order 2017 and shall come into
force on 1st February 2017.
deputy s.g. luce of st. martin
Minister for the Environment