54—Procedure for making policies
(1) The Minister must,
in relation to any proposal to create or amend a State Public Health
prepare a draft of the proposal; and
reasonable steps to consult with SAPHC, the LGA, and any other person or body
considered relevant by the Minister, in relation to the proposal; and
public notice, give notice of the place or places at which copies of the draft
are available (without charge) and purchase and invite interested persons to
make written representations on the proposal within a period specified by the
Subsection (1) does not apply if the Minister considers that urgent
action is required in the circumstances but, in such a case, the Minister
must, within 3 months after the publication of the policy or any
amendment, initiate the consultation requirements of subsection (1) as if
the policy or amendment were a draft proposal.
(3) An amendment to a
policy arising from consultation under subsection (2) may be given effect
by the Minister without the need for further consultation.
(4) A policy, or an
amendment to a policy, will take effect when published by the Minister in
accordance with the regulations.
(5) A policy, or an
amendment to a policy, may take effect on a day specified in the policy or
amendment (being a day that falls on or after publication).
(6) The Minister must
ensure that copies of a policy are reasonably available for inspection
(without charge) and purchase by the public at a place or places determined by