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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 184

184 .         Powers in relation to quarantine and medical or other procedures

        (1)         For emergency management purposes, an emergency officer may direct a person to do all or any of these —

            (a)         to remain in an area specified by the officer for any period specified by the officer;

            (b)         to remain quarantined from other persons for any period, and in any reasonable manner, specified by the officer;

            (c)         to undergo medical observation, medical examination or medical treatment or to be vaccinated, as specified by the officer;

            (d)         to undergo decontamination procedures within any reasonable period, and in any reasonable manner, specified by the officer.

        (2)         The period specified under subsection (1)(a) or (b) must not be more than 24 hours unless the Chief Health Officer has authorised a longer period to be specified in relation to the person.

        (3)         A direction under subsection (1) may be given to a class of person.

        [Section 184 amended: No. 33 of 2020 s. 10.]



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