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THERAPEUTIC GOODS ACT 1989 - SECT 15

Criminal offences relating to breaching a condition of a consent

             (1)  The consent of the Secretary under section 14 or 14A may be given:

                     (a)  unconditionally or subject to conditions; or

                     (b)  in respect of particular goods or classes of goods.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person does an act or omits to do an act; and

                     (b)  the act or omission breaches a condition of a consent; and

                     (c)  the act or omission has resulted in, will result in, or is likely to result in, harm or injury to any person.

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

Note 1:       A jury may acquit a person of an offence against this subsection and may convict the person of an offence against subsection (5) instead: see section 53A.

Note 2:       For the liability of an executive officer of a body corporate, see sections 54B and 54BA.

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person does an act or omits to do an act; and

                     (b)  the act or omission breaches a condition of a consent.

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person does an act or omits to do an act; and

                     (b)  the act or omission breaches a condition of a consent.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (7)  An offence against subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.



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