(1) In this section
health professional —
the meaning given in the Civil Liability Act 2002 section 5PA; and
includes a person registered under the law of another place that is
substantially similar to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law
(Western Australia) .
(2) For the purposes
of emergency management during a public health state of emergency, the Chief
Health Officer may authorise all or any of the following to exercise any of
the emergency powers while the public health state of emergency declaration is
in force —
authorised officer or an authorised officer within a specified class of
health professional or a health professional within a specified class of
(3) An authorisation
under subsection (2) is subject to any limitation in a declaration under
section 167(3)(b) or 169 or 170.
(4) The emergency
powers conferred on an authorised officer by an authorisation under subsection
(2) are in addition to, and do not limit —
powers conferred on the person as an authorised officer under Part 16; or
powers the person may have under another written law or other law.
(5) Each enforcement
agency must prepare and maintain a list of authorised officers designated by
the agency who are emergency officers as the result of being authorised under
(6) The Chief Health
Officer may vary or revoke an authorisation under subsection (2).