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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2010 - As at 4 October 2022 - Act 127 of 2010 - NOTES

Does not include amendments by--

Water Industry Competition Amendment (Review) Act 2014 No 57 (not commenced)
Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2018 No 70 (not commenced)
Water Industry Competition Amendment Act 2021 No 26 (not commenced)

See also--

Public Health Amendment (Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes) Bill 2020 [Non-government Bill-- the Hon M J Banasiak, MLC[#93]
Public Health Amendment (Vaccination Compensation) Bill 2021 [Non-government Bill-- Revd the Hon F J Nile, MLC[#93]
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Public Health Act 2010 No 127. Assented to 7.12.2010. Date of commencement, secs 25 (1) and (3) and 35 excepted, 1.9.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (275) LW 29.6.2012; date of commencement of sec 25 (1) and (3), 1.9.2014, sec 2 and 2012 (275) LW 29.6.2012; date of commencement of sec 35, 1.3.2013, sec 2 and 2012 (275) LW 29.6.2012. This Act has been amended by this Act, sec 135(1) and (2) and as follows--

2011 No 27 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011. Assented to 27.6.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.43, 8.7.2011, sec 2 (2).
No 70 Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011. Assented to 28.11.2011.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2012, sec 2 and 2011 (689) LW 23.12.2011.
2012 (198) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order 2012. LW 18.5.2012.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
(569) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order (No 2) 2012. LW 23.11.2012.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2013 No 46 Public Health Amendment (Vaccination of Children Attending Child Care Facilities) Act 2013. Assented to 25.6.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.
(560) Public Health Amendment (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) Order 2013. LW 27.9.2013.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 95 Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 20.11.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.
No 111 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2013. Assented to 3.12.2013.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 3.1.2014, sec 2 (1).
2014 (268) Public Health Amendment (HIV Infection) Order 2014. LW 23.5.2014.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 33 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014. Assented to 24.6.2014.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.31, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).
(677) Public Health Amendment (Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers) Order 2014. LW 21.10.2014.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2015 No 15 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.21, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).
(591) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order 2015. LW 2.10.2015.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 38 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 2.11.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 4 [1[#93]-[3[#93] [7[#93] and [8[#93], assent, sec 2 (1); date of commencement of Sch 4 [4[#93]-[6[#93], 1.2.2016, sec 2 (2) (a) and 2016 (13), LW 15.1.2016.
2016 (67) Public Health Amendment (Blood Lead Notification Level) Order 2016. LW 12.2.2016.
Date of commencement, 22.2.2016, cl 2.
(132) Public Health Amendment (Blood Lead Notification Level) Order (No 2) 2016. LW 18.3.2016.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 27 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016. Assented to 7.6.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.7.2016, sec 2 (1).
2017 (129) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order 2017. LW 7.4.2017.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 17 Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 17.5.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (225) LW 1.6.2018.
No 22 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017. Assented to 1.6.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).
No 25 Electronic Transactions Legislation Amendment (Government Transactions) Act 2017. Assented to 27.6.2017.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 43 Public Health Amendment (Review) Act 2017. Assented to 20.9.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1[#93]-[3[#93] [20[#93]-[22[#93] [49[#93]-[55[#93] [57[#93] and [58[#93], assent, sec 2 (1); date of commencement of Sch 1 [4[#93] [5[#93] [7[#93]-[11[#93] [14[#93]-[19[#93] [23[#93]-[31[#93] [33[#93]-[37[#93] [42[#93]-[46[#93] [56[#93] and [59[#93], 1.4.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2017 (643) LW 24.11.2017; date of commencement of Sch 1 [6[#93] [12[#93] and [13[#93], 1.12.2017, sec 2 (2) and 2017 (643) LW 24.11.2017; date of commencement of Sch 1 [32[#93], 28 days after assent, sec 2 (3); date of commencement of Sch 1 [38[#93]-[41[#93], 1.1.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2017 (643) LW 24.11.2017; date of commencement of Sch 1 [47[#93] and [48[#93], 1.5.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2018 (166) LW 27.4.2018.
No 50 Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 24.10.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.28, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.
2018 No 22 Health Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2018. Assented to 30.5.2018.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 25 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018. Assented to 15.6.2018.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.20, assent, Sch 1.20; date of commencement of Sch 5.34, 14 days after assent, sec 2 (1).
No 26 Public Health Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Act 2018. Assented to 15.6.2018.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
(644) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions and Notifiable Diseases) Order 2018. LW 16.11.2018.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2019 (93) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order 2019. LW 22.2.2019.
Date of commencement, 28.2.2019, cl 2.
2020 (17) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions and Notifiable Diseases) Order 2020. LW 21.1.2020.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
(107) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions and Notifiable Diseases) Order (No 2) 2020. LW 20.3.2020.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 1 COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. Assented to 25.3.2020.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 5 COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures--Miscellaneous) Act 2020. Assented to 14.5.2020.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.26, assent, sec 2(1).
(296) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order 2020. LW 22.6.2020.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
No 30 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020. Assented to 27.10.2020.
Date of commencement of amendments made by Sch 1.39, 11.12.2020, sec 2(3).
No 32 Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2020. Assented to 27.10.2020.
Date of commencement of Sch 6, assent, sec 2(1).
(749) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions) Order (No 2) 2020. LW 18.12.2020.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2021 No 4 COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Stronger Communities and Health) Act 2021. Assented to 24.3.2021.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.23, assent, sec 2(1).
No 13 Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021. Assented to 17.6.2021.
Date of commencement, 29.7.2022, sec 2 and 2022 (411) LW 29.7.2022.
2022 No 6 Health Legislation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2022. Assented to 24.3.2022.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
(241) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions and Notifiable Diseases) Order 2022. LW 20.5.2022.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, sec 2.
(470) Public Health Amendment (Scheduled Medical Conditions and Notifiable Diseases) Order (No 2) 2022. LW 19.8.2022.
Date of commencement, 1.9.2022, sec 2.
No 41 Health Legislation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act (No 2) 2022. Assented to 4.10.2022.
Date of commencement of Sch 8, assent, sec 2(b).
This Act has been amended by sec 30C of the Interpretation Act 1987 No 15.

Table of amendments

Sec 3 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [1[#93].
Sec 4 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [2[#93] [3[#93].
Sec 5 Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [2[#93] [3[#93]; 2017 No 17, Sch 4.80 [1[#93]-[3[#93]; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [4[#93]-[6[#93]; 2017 No 50, Sch 5.28 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2018 No 25, Sch 1.20 [1[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[1[#93].
Sec 5A Ins 2017 No 17, Sch 4.80 [4[#93].
Sec 7 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [1[#93].
Sec 10A Ins 2020 No 30, Sch 1.39.
Part 2A (secs 12A, 12B) Ins 2018 No 22, Sch 5 [1[#93].
Sec 25 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [7[#93]-[9[#93].
Sec 26 Am 2018 No 25, Sch 1.20 [2[#93].
Sec 28 Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [4[#93].
Sec 29 Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [5[#93].
Sec 30 Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [6[#93].
Sec 31 Am 2018 No 25, Sch 1.20 [3[#93].
Sec 34 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [10[#93]-[12[#93].
Sec 39A Ins 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [13[#93].
Sec 48 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [2[#93].
Sec 49 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [3[#93].
Sec 51 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [14[#93] [15[#93].
Sec 53 Rep 2020 No 5, Sch 1.26[1[#93].
Sec 54 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [16[#93] [17[#93].
Sec 55 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [18[#93] [19[#93].
Sec 56 Am 2016 No 27, Sch 2.37; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [20[#93]-[22[#93]; 2021 No 13, Sch 2.3.
Sec 61 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [23[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[2[#93]-[6[#93].
Sec 62 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [24[#93]-[28[#93]; 2020 No 5, Sch 1.26[2[#93]; 2022 No 6, Sch 1.6[1[#93] [2[#93].
Sec 63 Am 2010 No 127, sec 135(1); 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [29[#93]; 2020 No 1, Sch 2.16[1[#93]; 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[1[#93].
Sec 64 Am 2010 No 127, sec 135(1); 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [4[#93]-[7[#93]; 2014 No 33, Sch 2.31; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [30[#93]; 2020 No 1, Sch 2.16[2[#93]; 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[1[#93].
Sec 65 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [8[#93].
Sec 66 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [9[#93] [10[#93].
Sec 67 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [11[#93].
Sec 68 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [31[#93].
Sec 69 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [12[#93].
Sec 71 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [13[#93].
Sec 71A Ins 2020 No 1, Sch 2.16[3[#93]. Am 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[1[#93]. Rep 2010 No 127, sec 135(1).
Sec 73 Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [14[#93].
Sec 76 Rep 2013 No 95, Sch 2.121 [15[#93].
Sec 79 Subst 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [32[#93]. Am 2022 No 6, Sch 1.6[3[#93].
Sec 83 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [33[#93].
Sec 85 Am 2011 No 70, Sch 2.12; 2013 No 46, Sch 1 [1[#93]-[3[#93]; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [34[#93]-[36[#93].
Sec 86 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [37[#93].
Sec 87 Subst 2013 No 46, Sch 1 [4[#93]. Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [38[#93]-[41[#93].
Sec 88 Am 2013 No 46, Sch 1 [5[#93]; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [42[#93]-[45[#93].
Part 6, heading Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [46[#93].
Part 6, Div 1 Rep 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [47[#93].
Sec 89 Am 2013 No 111, Sch 1.8. Rep 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [47[#93].
Part 6, Divs 2, 3 (secs 90-96) Rep 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [47[#93].
Part 6, Div 4, heading Rep 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [48[#93].
Sec 97 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [49[#93] [50[#93].
Sec 98 Am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.21; 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [50[#93]-[52[#93]; 2020 No 5, Sch 1.26[3[#93] [4[#93].
Part 6A (secs 98A-98F) Ins 2018 No 26, Sch 1.
Part 7, Div 2, heading Am 2020 No 32, Sch 6[7[#93].
Sec 100 Am 2017 No 50, Sch 5.28 [3[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[8[#93]-[10[#93].
Part 7, Div 3, heading Am 2020 No 32, Sch 6[11[#93].
Sec 101 Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [7[#93] [8[#93]; 2017 No 50, Sch 5.28 [4[#93] [5[#93]; 2018 No 22, Sch 5 [2[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[12[#93]-[14[#93].
Sec 102 Am 2017 No 50, Sch 5.28 [6[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[15[#93] [16[#93].
Sec 103 Am 2017 No 50, Sch 5.28 [6[#93]; 2020 No 32, Sch 6[17[#93] [18[#93].
Sec 106 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [53[#93] [54[#93].
Sec 108 Am 2022 No 41, Sch 8[1[#93] [2[#93].
Sec 112 Am 2010 No 127, sec 135(2); 2020 No 1, Sch 2.16[4[#93]; 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[1[#93].
Sec 117 Am 2020 No 32, Sch 6[19[#93] [20[#93].
Sec 118 Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.61. Am 2010 No 127, sec 135(2); 2020 No 1, Sch 2.16[5[#93]; 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[1[#93].
Sec 127A Ins 2022 No 41, Sch 8[3[#93].
Sec 129A Ins 2020 No 5, Sch 1.26[5[#93].
Sec 130A Ins 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [55[#93].
Sec 131 Am 2017 No 25, Sch 1.28 [1[#93] [2[#93].
Sec 131A Ins 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [56[#93].
Sec 132 Am 2018 No 22, Sch 5 [3[#93].
Sec 134 Am 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [57[#93].
Sec 135 Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C. Ins 2021 No 4, Sch 1.23[2[#93]. Am 2022 No 6, Sch 1.6[4[#93] [5[#93].
Sec 136 Subst 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [58[#93].
Sch 1 Am 2012 (198), cl 3 (1)-(3); 2012 (569), cl 3; 2013 (560), cl 3 (1); 2014 (268), cl 3; 2014 (677), cl 3 (1) (2); 2015 (591), cl 3 (1); 2016 (67), cl 3; 2016 (132), cl 3; 2017 (129), cl 3; 2018 (644), cl 3 (1); 2019 (93), cl 3; 2020 (17), cl 3(1); 2020 (107), cl 3(1) (2); 2020 (296), cl 3(1) (2); 2020 (749), cl 3; 2022 (241), sec 3(1); 2022 (470), sec 3.
Sch 1A Ins 2017 No 43, Sch 1 [59[#93]. Am 2020 (17), cl 3(2); 2020 (107), cl 3(3) (4).
Sch 2 Am 2013 (560), cl 3 (2); 2015 (591), cl 3 (2); 2018 (644), cl 3 (2); 2020 (17), cl 3(3); 2020 (107), cl 3(5) (6); 2022 (241), sec 3(2).
Sch 3 Am 2018 No 25, Sch 5.34.
Sch 4 Am 2011 No 27, Sch 2.43. Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.
Sch 5 Am 2018 No 22, Sch 5 [4[#93]; 2022 No 41, Sch 8[4[#93].
Sch 6 Am 2013 No 46, Sch 1 [6[#93].
The whole Act Am 2015 No 38, Sch 4 [1[#93] ("Director-General" and "Director-General's" omitted wherever occurring, "Secretary" and "Secretary's" inserted instead, respectively).



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