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PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACT 2008 - SECT 128

Notification by a pathology service of a notifiable condition

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a pathology service situated in Victoria performs a test in Victoria on a sample, or a pathology service situated outside Victoria, performs a test on a sample at the request of a pathology service situated in Victoria; and

        (b)     the sample was taken for any purpose from a person

              (i)     in Victoria; or

              (ii)     who the pathology service situated in Victoria has reason to believe, on the basis of the supplied address of the person, has a permanent or temporary postal address in Victoria; and

        (c)     the result of the test indicates that the person has, or may have, a notifiable condition.

    (2)     The person in charge of the pathology service situated in Victoria must notify the Secretary of the notification details in accordance with—

        (a)     if the notifiable condition was prescribed to be a notifiable condition by the regulations, the regulations; or

        (b)     if the notifiable condition was declared to be a notifiable condition by an Order in Council, the Order in Council.

Penalty:     60 penalty units.



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