(1) This regulation applies if:
(a) an Agency Head believes that the state of health of an APS employee in the Agency:
(i) may be affecting the employee's work performance; or
(ii) has caused, or may cause, the employee to have an extended absence from work; or
(iii) may be a danger to the employee; or
(iv) has caused, or may cause, the employee to be a danger to other employees or members of the public; or
(v) may be affecting the employee's standard of conduct; or
(b) an APS employee is to be assigned new duties and the Agency Head believes the employee's state of health may affect the employee's ability to undertake the duties; or
(c) an APS employee is to travel overseas as part of the APS employee's employment.
Note: Examples of absences that could be treated as extended absences are:
(a) an absence from work of at least 4 continuous weeks; and
(b) a combined total of absences from work, within a 13 week period, whether based on a single or separate illness or injury, of at least 4 weeks.
The examples are consistent with the former Public Service Regulations 1935 .
(2) The Agency Head may, in writing, direct the APS employee to do either or both of the following within a specified period:
(a) undergo an examination by a nominated medical practitioner for an assessment of the employee's fitness for duty;
(b) give the Agency Head a report of the examination.
(2A) The nominated medical practitioner may give the Agency Head a report of the examination.
(3) In this regulation:
"nominated medical practitioner" has the meaning given by subregulation 3.1(3).
Note: The Privacy Act 1988 has rules about keeping records of personal information.