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PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACT 2008 - SECT 250A

Limitation on the powers that may be conferred on authorised officers appointed under the temporary provisions

    (1)     Despite section 189, the Chief Health Officer may only authorise an authorised officer appointed under the temporary provisions to exercise the following public health risk powers

        (a)     if the authorised officer is a police officer or a protective services officer, the public health risk powers referred to in sections 190(1)(c), (d), (e) and (f);

        (b)         if the authorised officer is a Worksafe inspector, the public health risk powers referred to in sections 190(1)(c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k);

        (c)     if the authorised officer is a person appointed under section 30(1A)(a), the public health risk powers referred to in sections 190(1)(d) and (e);

        (d)     if the authorised officer is a person appointed under section 30(1A)(e) or (f), the public health risk powers specified in the authorised officer's instrument of appointment.

    (2)     Despite section 199, the Chief Health Officer must not authorise an authorised officer who is appointed under the temporary provisions to exercise any of the emergency powers.

Note

The emergency powers include powers to detain persons or groups of persons.

    (3)     This section does not limit the restrictions to which the appointment of an authorised officer may otherwise be subject under this Act.

New s. 251 inserted by No. 27/2020 s. 16.



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