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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2005 - SECT 36
Chief executive may authorise prevention and control program
36 Chief executive may authorise prevention and control program
(1) This section applies if the chief executive is satisfied there is, or is
likely to be, in an area—
(a) an outbreak of a disease capable of
transmission to humans by designated pests; or
(b) a plague or infestation of
(2) The chief executive may authorise, in writing, a
prevention and control program for the area (the
"chief executive’s authorisation" ).
(3) However, subsection (4) applies if
a prevention and control program relates to 1 of the following that affects
(a) prohibited matter or restricted matter under the
Biosecurity Act 2014 ;
1 See the Biosecurity Act 2014 , schedule 1
or schedule 2 .
2 See also the note to the Biosecurity Act 2014 , schedules 1
and 2 .
(b) controlled biosecurity matter or regulated biosecurity matter
under the Biosecurity Act 2014 .
(4) Before authorising the prevention and
control program, the chief executive must consult the chief executive
administering the Biosecurity Act 2014 .
(5) Also, before authorising a
prevention and control program the chief executive must consult with the local
government for the area to which the program relates.
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