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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 1997

- Act 86 of 1997
- Royal Assent 14 January 1998

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   3A.     3A. Meaning of "outdoor smoking area"
   4.      4. Act binds Crown
   5.      5. Act prevails

   PART 2 - Administration Division 1 - Authorised officers, &c.

   6.      6. Director of Public Health
   7.      7. General functions and powers of Director
   8.      8. Report on public health
   9.      9. Delegation by Director
   10.     10. Health officers
   11.     11. Appointment of officers
   12.     12. Approved qualifications
   13.     13. Functions of officers
   13A.    13A. Nominated officers

           Division 2 - Emergency powers

   14.     14. Emergency declaration
   15.     15. Duration of emergency declaration
   16.     16. Directions of Director
   16A.    16A. Warrant may be issued if person fails to comply with
           direction under section 16
   16B.    16B. Person apprehended under warrant to be brought before
           magistrate
   16C.    16C. Orders of magistrate
   17.     17. Special powers
   17A.    17A. Emergency amendment of guidelines
   17B.    17B. Notification of taking of actions under section 17A
   17C.    17C. Defences to certain offences in relation to guidelines
   18.     18. Compensation
   19.     19. Report by Director

           Division 3 - Public health inquiries and investigations

   20.     20. Holding of inquiry
   21.     21. Procedure at inquiry
   22.     22. Powers at inquiry
   23.     23. Report on inquiry
   24.     24. Investigation
   25.     25. Protection of Director
   26.     26. Offences relating to inquiries and investigations

           Division 4 - Councils

   27.     27. General functions of councils
   28.     28. Orders relating to functions
   29.     29. Power over wharves

           Division 5 - Powers of councils and authorised officers

   30.     30. Entry, inspection and seizure
   30A.    30A. Powers of certain nominated officers
   31.     31. Certificate of authority
   32.     32. Production of records
   33.     33. Production of things
   34.     34. Production of licence
   35.     35. Photographs, sketches, measurements and recordings
   36.     36. Information requirements

           Division 6 - Public Health Advisory Committee

   37.     37. Public Health Advisory Committee
   38.     38. Functions and powers of Advisory Committee
   39.     39. Staff

   PART 3 - Prevention and control of disease Division 1 - Notifiable
   diseases and notifiable contaminants

   40.     40. Notifiable diseases and contaminants
   41.     41. 
   42.     42. Directions of Director
   43.     43. Warrant may be issued if person fails to comply with
           direction
   44.     44. Person apprehended under warrant to be brought before
           magistrate as soon as practicable
   45.     45. Orders of magistrate
   46.     46. Notification of notifiable diseases and contaminants
   47.     47. 
   48.     48. 
   49.     49. Reports and information by Director
   50.     50. Medical practitioner to provide information
   51.     51. Transmitting disease
   52.     52. Investigation into occurrence of disease and contamination
   53.     53. Orders to prevent spread of disease
   54.     54. Outbreak of disease
   55.     55. Use of certain materials
   56.     56. Burial or removal of body to morgue

           Division 1A - Supply and use of needles and syringes

   56A.    56A. Interpretation of Division 1A
   56B.    56B. Meaning of supply
   56C.    56C. Organised distributors not to supply needles or syringes
           except under permits
   56D.    56D. Permits
   56E.    56E. Terms of permits
   56F.    56F. Conditions of permits
   56G.    56G. Variation, &c., of terms and conditions of permits
   56H.    56H. Revocation and renewal of permits
   56I.    56I. Certificates of relevant qualifications
   56J.    56J. Service standards
   56K.    56K. Possession, &c., of needle or syringe does not
           constitute offence under certain Acts
   56L.    56L. Persons with possession of needle or syringe to avoid risk
           to life and safety of other persons

           Division 2 - Immunisation

   57.     57. Council immunisation programs
   58.     58. Immunisation record at schools
   59.     59. Immunisation certificate
   60.     60. Attendance at and closure of school

           Division 3 - Confidentiality

   61.     61. 
   62.     62. Prohibition and restriction on publication

   PART 4 - Tobacco products Division 1 - Under-age smoking

   63.     63. Smoking, &c., by children
   64.     64. Sale to children
   64A.    64A. Sale of non-tobacco cigarettes to children
   65.     65. 
   66.     66. Seizure of tobacco products
   67.     67. Warnings and information
   67A.    67A. Monitoring compliance

           Division 1A - Smoke-free areas

   67B.    67B. Smoke-free areas
   67C.    67C. Smoking in smoke-free areas prohibited
   67D.    67D. Offence by occupiers of smoke-free areas
   67E.    67E. Signs
   67F.    67F. Amenity of smoke-free areas
   67G.    67G. Minimising risk to health
   67H.    67H. Restrictions on smoking in vehicles
   67I.    67I. Designated smoking areas in relation to public events

           Division 2 - Display, advertising, packaging, &c.

   68.     68. Cigarette packaging
   68A.    68A. Restrictions regarding toys and confections, &c.
   69.     69. Marketing device, plan or scheme
   69A.    69A. Notice to be displayed
   70.     70. Display of tobacco advertisements, &c.
   70A.    70A. 
   71.     71. Restrictions on holding tobacco products, &c., in
           specialist tobacconist premises and general retail premises
   72.     72. Restrictions on display, &c., of tobacco products in
           general retail premises
   72A.    72A. Restrictions on display, &c., of tobacco products in
           specialist tobacconist premises
   72B.    72B. Specialist tobacconist premises
   73.     73. Packaging of tobacco products
   74.     74. False information relating to legislation
   74AA.   74AA. Incorrect information relating to health effects of tobacco
           products

           Division 3 - Tobacco seller's licence

   74A.    74A. Licence to sell tobacco product
   74B.    74B. Application for tobacco seller's licence
   74C.    74C. Grant or refusal of licence
   74D.    74D. Issue of licence
   74E.    74E. Duration of tobacco seller's licence
   74F.    74F. Renewal of tobacco seller's licence
   74G.    74G. Variation of tobacco seller's licence
   74GA.   74GA. Other features of tobacco seller's licence
   74H.    74H. Cancellation of tobacco seller's licence
   74I.    74I. Selling tobacco and tobacco products
   74J.    74J. Register of tobacco seller's licences
   74K.    74K. 
   74L.    74L. Offences relating to tobacco seller's licence

           Division 4 - Miscellaneous

   74M.    74M. Tobacco products not to be included in business loyalty
           programs

   PART 5 - Premises Division 1 - Places of assembly

   75.     75. Licence to operate place of assembly
   75A.    75A. Specified places requiring licences
   76.     76. Application for licence
   77.     77. Grant or refusal of licence
   78.     78. Issue of licence
   79.     79. Operating place of assembly
   80.     80. Duration of licence
   81.     81. Renewal of licence
   82.     82. Variation of licence
   83.     83. Cancellation of licence
   84.     84. Overcrowding
   85.     85. Proof and evidence in proceedings

           Division 2 - Unhealthy premises

   86.     86. Unhealthy premises
   87.     87. Closure order
   88.     88. Service of closure order
   89.     89. Revocation of closure order
   90.     90. Occupation or habitation during order
   91.     91. Defective and unhealthy premises
   92.     92. Rectification notice
   93.     93. Notice of closure order or rectification notice

           Division 3 - Registration of premises

   94.     94. Application of Division 3
   95.     95. Registration of premises
   96.     96. Application to register premises
   97.     97. Grant or refusal of registration of premises
   98.     98. Issue of certificate of registration of premises
   99.     99. Operation of registered premises
   100.    100. Duration of registration of premises
   101.    101. Renewal of registration of premises
   102.    102. Variation of registration of premises
   103.    103. Cancellation of registration of premises

           Division 4 - Public health risk activities

   104.    104. Licence to carry out public health risk activity
   105.    105. Application for licence
   106.    106. Grant or refusal of licence
   107.    107. Issue of licence
   108.    108. Duration of licence
   109.    109. Carrying out public health risk activities
   110.    110. Renewal of licence
   111.    111. Variation of licence
   112.    112. Cancellation of licence

           Division 5 - Systems for air and water

   113.    113. Registration of regulated system
   114.    114. Application to register regulated system
   115.    115. Grant or refusal of registration of regulated system
   116.    116. Issue of certificate of registration
   117.    117. Operation of registered regulated system
   118.    118. Directions on operating system
   119.    119. Notice to comply with direction
   120.    120. Duration of registration
   121.    121. Renewal of registration
   122.    122. Variation of registration
   123.    123. Cancellation of registration

           Division 6 - Miscellaneous

   124.    124. Occupied premises
   125.    125. Agreements and contracts
   126.    126. Inspection and assessment of premises
   127.    127. Safeguards for public use of premises

   PART 6 - Water Division 1 - Interpretation Division 1A - Orders
   and notices

   127A.   127A. Interpretation of Part 6
   128.    128. Notification of quality of water
   129.    129. Orders relating to water quality

           Division 1B - Water quality management

   129A.   129A. Water to be managed so as not to be threat to public
           health
   129B.   129B. Guidelines in relation to water quality management
   129C.   129C. Approval of water quality auditors
   129D.   129D. Variation of condition of approval as a water quality
           auditor
   129E.   129E. Suspension and cancellation of approval
   129F.   129F. Duties of water quality auditors
   129G.   129G. When water quality auditor to be taken to have conflict
           of interest
   129H.   129H. List of auditors to be kept and made available

           Division 2 - Monitoring water quality

   130.    130. Monitoring and review
   131.    131. Samples
   132.    132. Health evaluation

           Division 3 - Registration of suppliers of water from private water
           sources

   133.    133. Registration
   134.    134. Application for registration
   135.    135. Grant or refusal of registration
   136.    136. Issue of certificate of registration
   136AA.  136AA. Renewal of registration
   136AAB. 136AAB. Duration of registration
   136A.   136A. Use or supply of water
   136AB.  136AB. Supplier of water from private water source must give
           notice to public if water unsafe
   136B.   136B. Variation of registration
   136C.   136C. Cancellation of registration

           Division 4 - Registration of water carriers

   136D.   136D. Water carriers
   136E.   136E. Water carriers required to be registered
   136F.   136F. Application for registration
   136G.   136G. Grant or refusal of registration
   136H.   136H. Issue of certificate of registration
   136I.   136I. Renewal of registration
   136J.   136J. Duration of registration
   136K.   136K. Variation of registration
   136L.   136L. Cancellation of registration
   136M.   136M. Water carrier must give notice to public if water unsafe

   PART 7 - Registers Division 1 - Cervical Screening Register

   137.    137. Cervical Screening Register
   137A.   137A. Contents of Cervical Screening Register
   137B.   137B. Sharing of information about cervical screening
   138.    138. Use of information on Cervical Screening Register
   139.    139. Disclosing information in Cervical Screening Register
   140.    140. Objection to inclusion in Cervical Screening Register
   141.    141. Cervical cancer test results
   142.    142. Removal of identifying data from Cervical Screening Register

           Division 2 - Information registers

   143.    143. General registers
   144.    144. Registers kept by councils
   145.    145. Register of licences
   146.    146. Keeping of registers

   PART 8 - Miscellaneous Division 1 - Information

   147.    147. Disclosure of information
   148.    148. Requirement for information
   149.    149. 

           Division 2 - Articles and substances

   150.    150. Dealings with certain articles and substances
   151.    151. Removal and destruction

           Division 3 - Costs and compensation

   152.    152. Costs incurred in exercising power
   153.    153. Compensation

           Division 4 - Offences

   154.    154. Offences against authorised officers
   154A.   154A. Offences against water quality auditors
   155.    155. Interfering with or removing seals and samples
   156.    156. Inciting and encouraging
   157.    157. Offences by corporations
   158.    158. Proceedings
   159.    159. Cost of proceedings

           Division 5 - Reviews and Appeals

   160.    160. Appeal relating to seizure
   160AA.  160AA. Reviews relating to permits to supply needles and syringes
   160A.   160A. Reviews relating to tobacco seller's licence
   160B.   160B. Reviews relating to approval of designated smoking area
   160C.   160C. Reviews relating to approval of water quality auditor
   161.    161. Appeal relating to place of assembly licence
   162.    162. Appeal relating to registration
   163.    163. Reviews relating to public health risk activity licence
   163A.   163A. Reviews relating to registration as supplier of water
   163B.   163B. Reviews relating to registration as a water carrier
   164.    164. Reviews relating to regulated systems
   165.    165. Review of orders
   166.    166. Review of notices
   167.    167. Determination of appeal
   168.    168. Appeal to Supreme Court

           Division 6 - Infringement notices

   169.    169. Infringement notices
   170.    170. 
   171.    171. 
   172.    172. 
   173.    173. 
   174.    174. Payments to council or Consolidated Fund
   175.    175. 
   176.    176. 
   177.    177. 

           Division 7 - Regulations and guidelines

   178.    178. General provisions
   179.    179. Regulations of savings or transitional nature
   180.    180. Regulations relating to places
   181.    181. Regulations relating to registered premises
   182.    182. Regulations relating to fees and charges
   183.    183. Prescribed offences and penalties
   184.    184. Guidelines

           Division 8 - Miscellaneous matters

   185.    185. Council fees
   186.    186. Assistance
   187.    187. Exemptions
   187A.   187A. Quarantined, &c., persons to be permitted to communicate
           with certain persons
   188.    188. Immunity from liability
   189.    189. Forfeiture
   190.    190. Sale or disposal of forfeited things
   191.    191. Return of and access to seized things
   192.    192. Sale or disposal of seized things
   193.    193. False and misleading statements
   194.    194. Evidence
   194A.   194A. Evidence relating to tobacco product
   195.    195. Fees and penalties
   196.    196. Guidelines and codes of practice
   197.    197. Repeals and rescissions
   198.    198. Savings and transitional
   198A.   198A. Savings and consequential provisions consequent to Public
           Health (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2015
   199.    199. Administration of Act
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3

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