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21—Functions of Chief Public Health Officer

        (1)         The Chief Public Health Officer's functions are as follows:

            (a)         to develop and implement strategies to protect or promote public health;

            (b)         to ensure that this Act, and any designated health legislation, are complied with;

            (c)         to advise the Minister and the Chief Executive of the Department about proposed legislative or administrative changes related to public health, and about other matters relevant to public health;

            (d)         to establish and maintain a network of health practitioners and agencies designed to foster collaboration and coordination to promote public health and the furtherance of the objects of this Act;

            (e)         at the request of the Minister or on the Chief Public Health Officer's own initiative, to investigate and report on matters of public health significance;

            (f)         after advising the Minister and the Chief Executive of the Department, to make public statements on matters relevant to public health;

            (g)         any other functions assigned to the Chief Public Health Officer by this Act or any other Act or by the Minister.

        (2)         The Chief Public Health Officer must, in the performance of functions under this Act, insofar as the Chief Public Health Officer thinks necessary and appropriate, consult with other persons or bodies involved in the administration of this Act.

        (3)         In subsection (1)—

"designated health legislation" means—

            (a)         any other Act committed to the administration of the Minister that is relevant to the objects or operation of this Act; and

            (b)         any other Act, or any part of any other Act, designated by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

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