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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 60

Imposing a human biosecurity control order on an individual

             (1)  The following officers may impose a human biosecurity control order on an individual:

                     (a)  a chief human biosecurity officer;

                     (b)  a human biosecurity officer;

                     (c)  a biosecurity officer.

Note 1:       An officer who intends to impose a human biosecurity control order on an individual has certain powers under sections 68 and 69.

Note 2:       Before imposing a human biosecurity control order, an officer must be satisfied of the matters referred to in section 34 (the principles).

Note 3:       The Director of Human Biosecurity must be notified of the imposition of a human biosecurity control order (see section 67).

             (2)  A human biosecurity control order may be imposed on an individual only if the officer is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the individual has one or more signs or symptoms of a listed human disease; or

                     (b)  the individual has been exposed to:

                              (i)  a listed human disease; or

                             (ii)  another individual who has one or more signs or symptoms of a listed human disease; or

                     (c)  the individual has failed to comply with an entry requirement in subsection 44(6) in relation to a listed human disease.

             (3)  To avoid doubt, an individual may fail to comply with an entry requirement in subsection 44(6) even if the individual is not able to comply with the requirement.

             (4)  An officer may include one or more biosecurity measures specified in Subdivision B of Division 3 in a human biosecurity control order.

Note:          For the biosecurity measures that each kind of officer can impose, see section 82.



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