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53—Public health policies

        (1)         The Minister may prepare and maintain policies under this Part (to be called State Public Health Policies ) that relate to any area of public health in the State.

        (2)         A policy may do 1 or more of the following:

            (a)         specify matters that are to be taken to constitute risks to public health for the purposes of this Act;

            (b)         specify the scope of the duty under Part 6 in specified cases or circumstances (including so as to specify that a breach of the policy will be taken to be a breach of that duty);

            (c)         set out or establish standards that are to apply to any activity, condition, equipment or circumstance in order to prevent or manage a risk to public health;

            (d)         provide for other measures or matters that are relevant to promoting or achieving an improvement in public health in the State.

        (3)         A policy may adopt, wholly or partially and with or without modification, a standard or other document prepared or published by another person or body, either as in force at the time that the policy is made or as in force from time to time.

        (4)         A policy may—

            (a)         be of general or limited application (including so as to apply only to a specified part of the State); or

            (b)         make different provision according to the persons, things or circumstances to which it is expressed to apply.

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