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Officer may give directions for managing human remains

                 (1)    A biosecurity officer, human biosecurity officer, or chief human biosecurity officer, may give a direction for managing specified human remains if:

                     (a)  the officer is satisfied that those remains are likely to be infected with a listed human disease (whether the remains were brought into Australian territory as mentioned in section 110, or were already in Australian territory); or

                     (b)  a person did not comply with a requirement specified under subsection 110(2) in relation to those remains.

             (2)    The officer must give a written direction to the person who is responsible for the human remains.

Note:          See also section 572 (general provisions relating to directions).

Civil penalty provision

                 (3)    A person to whom a direction is given under this section must comply with the direction.

Civil penalty:          30 penalty units.

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