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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 197

197 .         Chief Health Officer may authorise persons to administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe poisons

        (1)         In this section —

        poison

            (a)         until the commencement of the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 section 3, has the meaning given in the Poisons Act 1964 section 5(1); and

            (b)         after the commencement of the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 section 3, has the meaning given in that section.

        (2)         For the purposes of emergency management during a public health state of emergency —

            (a)         the Chief Health Officer may authorise a person, or class of persons, to administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison; and

            (b)         a person authorised under paragraph (a) may administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison.

        (3)         The Chief Health Officer may give directions in relation to the exercise of a power under subsection (2)(b).

        (4)         When exercising a power under subsection (2)(b), a person must comply with —

            (a)         the terms and conditions of the authorisation (if any); and

            (b)         any directions of the Chief Health Officer given under subsection (3).

        (5)         This section overrides the Poisons Act 1964 , the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 .



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