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PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATION 2012

- Made under the Public Health Act 2010
- As at 21 April 2017
- Reg 311 of 2012

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Regulation
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Interpretation

   PART 2 - LEGIONELLA CONTROL

   4.      Interpretation
   5.      Exemption of regulated systems
   6.      Prescribed installation requirements
   7.      Prescribed operating requirements
   8.      Prescribed maintenance requirements
   9.      Maintenance precautions
   10.     Certification of water-cooling systems
   11.     Notification of installation of water-cooling and warm-water systems
   12.     Register of water-cooling and warm-water systems
   13.     Display of prohibition orders

   PART 3 - CONTROL OF PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND SPA POOLS

   14.     Definition
   15.     Prescribed operating requirements
   16.     Disinfection standards
   17.     Secretary may order temporary closure of public swimming pools and spa pools
   18.     Secretary may order pool disinfection or other action
   19.     Notification of public swimming pools and spa pools
   20.     Register of public swimming pools and spa pools

   PART 4 - CONTROL OF SKIN PENETRATION PROCEDURES

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   21.     Skin penetration procedures
   22.     Prescribed requirements for premises where skin penetration procedures are carried out

           Division 2 - Requirements for premises where skin penetration procedures are carried out

   23.     Premises must be properly equipped
   24.     Additional requirement for colonic lavage procedures
   25.     Premises must have sharps containers and supply of sterile disposable needles
   26.     Reusable articles must be sterilised

           Division 3 - Requirements for carrying out skin penetration procedures

   27.     Use of needles, sharps and other articles
   28.     Protective equipment to be worn
   29.     Use of inks and pigments
   30.     Use of wax for hair removal

           Division 4 - Miscellaneous

   31.     Notification of carrying out of skin penetration procedures
   32.     Register of premises where skin penetration procedures are carried out
   33.     Display of prohibition orders

   PART 5 - SAFETY MEASURES FOR DRINKING WATER

   34.     Quality assurance programs
   35.     Records to be kept by suppliers of drinking water

   PART 6 - SCHEDULED MEDICAL CONDITIONS

   36.     Notification of death arising from scheduled medical condition
   37.     Notification of category 1 and 2 conditions
   38.     Period for keeping records
   39.     Public health orders-matters for consideration
   39A.    Advice to Category 2 or 3 patients
   39B.    Advice to Category 2, 3 or 4 contacts
   39C.    Disclosure of information relating to a Category 5 condition

   PART 7 - OTHER DISEASE CONTROL MEASURES

           Division 1 - Sexually transmitted infections and notifiable diseases

   40.     Information for patients with sexually transmitted infections
   41.     Notification to Secretary of notifiable diseases

           Division 2 - Immunisation of children

   42.     Children to whom Division 4 of Part 5 of Act applies
   42A.    Authorised practitioners
   43.     Immunisation certificates and evidence of immunisation status
   44.     Period for which immunisation certificates and register entries are to be retained
   44A.    Exemptions from pre-enrolment requirements relating to child care facilities

           Division 2A - Correctional centres

   44B.    Commissioner of Corrective Services must issue directions concerning standards and sizes for rooms and cubicles at correctional centres
   44C.    Chief Health Officer may issue directions concerning outbreak or risk of outbreak of infectious disease

           Division 3 - Offences

   45.     Vermin
   46.     Sleeping accommodation
   47.     Anthrax

           Division 4 - General

   48.     Public authorities to notify public health risks

   PART 8 - DISPOSAL OF BODIES

           Division 1 - Definitions

   49.     Definitions

           Division 2 - Facilities

   50.     Premises for handling of bodies
   51.     Facilities of body preparation rooms
   52.     Vehicles

           Division 3 - Handling of bodies

   53.     Prescribed infectious diseases
   54.     Retention of bodies by a person who is not a funeral director
   55.     Retention of bodies by a funeral director
   56.     Embalming of bodies
   57.     Infection control procedures
   58.     Bodies to be placed in body bags
   59.     Removal of bodies from body bags
   60.     Body viewing
   61.     Bodies in holding rooms
   62.     Register of bodies prepared in a mortuary
   63.     Bodies to be placed in coffins
   64.     Burial of bodies
   65.     Transporting bodies
   66.     Burials in certain areas prohibited
   67.     Burials in vaults
   68.     Register of burials

           Division 4 - Exhumations

   69.     Exhumation without approval prohibited
   70.     Application to exhume remains
   71.     Approval to exhume remains
   72.     Exhumation not to take place without authorised officer present

           Division 5 - Cremation

   73.     Definitions
   74.     No refusal to cremate
   75.     Bodies to be cremated separately
   76.     Cremation within 4 hours
   77.     No cremation against dead person’s wishes
   78.     No cremation without documentation
   79.     Cremation application: dead persons other than still-born children
   80.     Cremation application: still-born children
   81.     Cremation certificate
   82.     Medical referee’s cremation permit: dead persons who are not still-born children
   83.     Coroner’s cremation permit
   84.     Medical referee’s permit: still-born children
   85.     Cremated remains
   86.     Register of cremations
   87.     Keeping of register and documents
   88.     Closing of crematories

           Division 6 - Miscellaneous

   89.     Register of mortuaries
   90.     Public access to registers
   91.     Powers of authorised officers
   92.     Guidelines as defence
   93.     Offences by corporations

   PART 9 - MISCELLANEOUS

   93A.    Corresponding interstate prohibition order
   93B.    Pap Test Register-disclosure of identifying particulars
   93C.    Pap Test Register-disclosure of information
   94.     Notice to be given by health practitioners who are de-registered or subject to prohibition orders
   95.     Minimum qualifications for director of nursing at nursing home
   95A.    Nursing homes
   96.     Local government authority to notify Secretary of improvement notices and prohibition orders
   97.     Fee for improvement notices and prohibition orders
   98.     Fee for re-inspection of premises subject to prohibition order
   99.     Code of conduct for certain health practitioners
   100.    Penalty notice offences and penalties
   101.    Savings
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4


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