(1) The Chief Health Officer may direct a person to provide information specified in the direction to the Chief Health Officer which the Chief Health Officer believes is necessary to investigate whether there is a risk to public health or to manage or control a risk to public health.
See section 227.
(2) A person must not refuse or fail to comply with a direction given to the person under subsection (1).
Penalty: In the case of a natural person, 60 penalty units;
In the case of a body corporate, 300 penalty units.
(3) A person is not guilty of an offence against subsection (1) if the person had a reasonable excuse for refusing or failing to comply with the direction.
(4) Before directing a person to provide information, the Chief Health Officer must—
(a) warn the person that a refusal or failure to comply with the direction, without reasonable excuse, is an offence; and
(b) inform the person that they may refuse or fail to provide any information if providing the information would tend to incriminate them.
1 This section does not affect the privilege against self‑incrimination. See section 212.
2 Section 167 empowers an authorised officer to request information.
S. 188A inserted by No. 15/2022 s. 14.