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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 544A

Delegation of Director's functions or powers relating to human biosecurity control orders

             (1)  The Director of Human Biosecurity may, in writing, delegate any or all of the Director's functions or powers under Part 3 of Chapter 2 (human biosecurity control orders) to an SES employee, or an acting SES employee, in the Health Department who is a human biosecurity officer.

Note 1:       The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Note 2:       See also sections 34AA to 34A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , which contain extra rules about delegations.

             (2)  In performing any functions or exercising any powers under a delegation made under subsection (1), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Director of Human Biosecurity.

             (3)  A human biosecurity officer cannot, under a delegation made under subsection (1), perform a function or exercise a power under section 72 in relation to a human biosecurity control order if the human biosecurity officer:

                     (a)  imposed the order under paragraph 60(1)(b); or

                     (b)  made the request under subsection 71(3) in relation to the order.



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