74—Power to require counselling
(1) If the
Chief Public Health Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a person
has, or has been exposed to, a controlled notifiable condition, the
Chief Public Health Officer may impose a requirement on the person under this
(2) However, the
Chief Public Health Officer should not act under this section unless satisfied
that the person has been given a reasonable opportunity to participate in the
relevant counselling or activity but has failed to do so.
(3) A requirement will
be imposed by service of an order on the person unless the Chief Public
Health Officer considers that urgent action is required in the circumstances
of the particular case, in which case an oral order may be given.
(3a) If an oral order
is given under subsection (3), the Chief Public Health Officer must
confirm the order by notice in writing served on the person as soon as
practicable, but in any event within 72 hours, after giving the order
(and a failure to serve a notice in accordance with this subsection will not
affect the validity of the order).
(4) A requirement that
may be imposed on a person under this section is that the person participate
in 1 or more of the following:
other activities relevant to understanding the controlled notifiable condition
or the impact or implications of the controlled notifiable condition.
(5) Without limiting
subsection (4), the order may specify the type, nature or extent of any
counselling, and the type or details of any information that must be provided
to the person.