(1) The Minister may, by instrument, appoint a person who is not an employee employed under Part 3 of the Public Administration Act 2004 , as an authorised officer, if the Minister is of the opinion that the person has particular qualifications or experience that are necessary to exercise the power the person is to be authorised to exercise.
(2) The Minister must, in an instrument of appointment under subsection (1)—
(a) specify the period for which the person appointed is so appointed; and
(b) specify the powers under this Act that the person appointed is authorised to exercise.
S. 72 substituted by No. 103/2003 s. 11.