(1) Before making a pandemic order, the Minister must request the advice of the Chief Health Officer in relation to—
(a) the serious risk to public health posed by the disease specified in the pandemic declaration to which the proposed pandemic order relates; and
(b) the public health measures that the Chief Health Officer considers are necessary or appropriate to address this risk.
(2) In making a pandemic order, the Minister—
(a) must have regard to the advice of the Chief Health Officer (which may be given orally or in writing) about the matters referred to in subsections (1)(a) and (b); and
(b) may have regard to any other matter the Minister considers relevant including, but not limited to, social and economic matters.
(3) The Minister may consult any other person the Minister considers appropriate before making a pandemic order.
S. 165AM inserted by No. 53/2021 s. 12.