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
(2) A policy may do
1 or more of the following:
specify matters that are to be taken to constitute risks to public health for
the purposes of this Act;
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);
out or establish standards that are to apply to any activity, condition,
equipment or circumstance in order to prevent or manage a risk to
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
of general or limited application (including so as to apply only to a
specified part of the State); or
different provision according to the persons, things or circumstances to which
it is expressed to apply.