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162 .         Failure to comply with requirements and directions

        (1)         A person must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with a requirement of, or a direction given by, an authorised officer exercising a serious public health incident power.

        Penalty for an offence under this subsection: a fine of $20 000.

        (2)         Subsection (1) does not apply unless, when the authorised officer makes the requirement or gives the direction, the authorised officer informs the person that a failure to comply with the requirement or direction may constitute an offence.

        (3)         A person must comply with a requirement or direction referred to in subsection (1) despite the provisions of any other written law, and —

            (a)         no civil or criminal liability is incurred as a result of that compliance; and

            (b)         complying with the requirement or direction is not to be regarded as —

                  (i)         a breach of any duty of confidentiality or secrecy imposed by law; or

                  (ii)         a breach of professional ethics, professional standards or any principles of conduct applicable to the person’s employment; or

                  (iii)         unprofessional conduct.

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