Public Health Act 2005


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Public Health Act 2005
Queensland Public Health Act 2005 Current as at [Not applicable] Indicative reprint note This is an unofficial version of a reprint of this Act that incorporates all proposed amendments to the Act included in the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. This indicative reprint has been prepared for information only— it is not an authorised reprint of the Act . Some enacted but uncommenced amendments included in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 32 have also been incorporated in this indicative reprint. The point-in-time date for this indicative reprint is the introduction date for the Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018—13 November 2018. Detailed information about indicative reprints is available on the Information page of the Queensland legislation website.
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Not authorised —indicative only Queensland Public Health Act 2005 Contents Chapter 1 Part 1 1 2 3 4 5 Part 2 6 7 Part 3 8 9 Chapter 2 Part 1 10 11 Part 2 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Page Preliminary Introduction Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Contravention of this Act does not create civil cause of action . . 28 Act does not affect other rights or remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Object Object of Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 How object is mainly achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Interpretation Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Notes in text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Environmental health Public health risks Definitions for ch 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Meaning of public health risk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Roles of the State and local governments for public health risks When Act administered only by the State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 When Act administered only by local governments . . . . . . . . . . . 33 When State and local governments administer this Act in partnership 33 Action by the State if local government does not administer and enforce this Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Procedure before taking action under s 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 State may require report from local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Regulation to prescribe who is to administer this Act for particular public health risks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 19 20 Part 3 Division 1 21 22 Division 2 23 Division 3 24 25 26 27 28 29 Division 4 30 31 32 Division 5 33 34 35 Part 4 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 Effect of Act on local laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Application of Local Government Act 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Public health orders Preliminary What public health order may require . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Public health orders about animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Giving public health orders Public health orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Enforcement of public health orders Issuing authority may apply for enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Notice of hearing must be given . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 When magistrate may order enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 What enforcement order may require . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Person must comply with enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Application may be dealt with in proceeding for offence . . . . . . . 43 Taking steps under enforcement order Procedure before entry under enforcement order . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Costs under enforcement order recoverable as a debt . . . . . . . . 44 Cost under enforcement order a charge over land . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Recovery of costs from third parties Recipient may apply for contribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Notice of hearing of cost recovery order must be given . . . . . . . 46 When magistrates court may make cost recovery order . . . . . . . 47 Authorised prevention and control programs Chief executive may authorise prevention and control program . 47 What chief executive’s authorisation must state . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Publication of authorisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Who may undertake prevention and control program . . . . . . . . . 49 Powers available for prevention and control program . . . . . . . . . 49 Power of authorised persons to enter place for prevention and control program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Notification of entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Powers of authorised persons after entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Failure to help authorised person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Person must not interfere with steps taken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Notification of prevention and control program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Page 2
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 5 Division 1 47 Division 2 48 49 50 Division 3 51 52 Division 4 53 54 55 56 57 Part 5A Division 1 57A 57B Division 2 Subdivision 1 57C 57D Subdivision 2 57E 57F Division 3 57G 57H Part 6 58 59 Part 7 60 Environmental health events Definition Meaning of environmental health event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Establishment of environmental health event register Environmental health event register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Purposes of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 What register must contain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Notifications about environmental health event register Notification of establishment of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Notification inviting inclusion in register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Confidentiality and use of information supplied for environmental health event register Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Restriction on inconsistent use of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Release of information for an investigation under the Coroners Act 57 Use of environmental health event register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Provisions about drinking water and recycled water Improvement notices Improvement notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Record of compliance with improvement notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Offences about supply of drinking water or recycled water Preliminary When drinking water is unsafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 When recycled water is fit for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Offences Supply of unsafe drinking water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Supply of recycled water that is not fit for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Information requests Power to require information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Failure to give information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Lead Lead in buildings must not be accessible to children . . . . . . . . . 63 Lead must not be used in water collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Paint Person must comply with standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Page 3
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 8 61 Chapter 2A Part 1 61A 61B Part 2 61C 61D 61E Part 3 61F 61G 61H 61I 61J 61K Chapter 3 Part 1 62 63 64 65 66 Part 2 Division 1 67 68 Division 2 69 70 71 72 73 Page 4 Regulations about public health risks Regulations about public health risks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Water risk management plans Preliminary Definitions for chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Operation of chs 2 and 2A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Requirement and content of plans Requirement for water risk management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Content of water risk management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Amending water risk management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Compliance Obligation to give chief executive copy of water risk management plans 70 Complying with water risk management plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Obligation to notify chief executive of Legionella . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Obligation to give chief executive reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 False or misleading reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Chief executive may publish reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Notifiable conditions Definitions, purpose of chapter and guiding principles Definitions for ch 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Meaning of controlled notifiable condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Meaning of notifiable condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Purpose of ch 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Guiding principles for ch 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Notifiable Conditions Register Establishment and purpose of Notifiable Conditions Register Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Purposes of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Notices about notifiable conditions Application of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 When a doctor must notify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 When the person in charge of hospital must notify . . . . . . . . . . . 78 When the director of a pathology laboratory must notify a pathological diagnosis notifiable condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 When the director of a pathology laboratory must notify pathology request notifiable condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
74 75 Division 3 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 Part 3 Division 1 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 Division 2 98 99 100 101 102 103 Public Health Act 2005 Contents Anonymity coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Further information may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Confidentiality of information and use of information supplied for Notifiable Conditions Register Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Disclosure about notifiable conditions and contact tracing . . . . . 82 Disclosure of confidential information in the public interest . . . . . 83 Disclosure for data collection and public health monitoring . . . . 84 Disclosure for purposes relating to health services . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Disclosure to Commonwealth, another State or Commonwealth or State entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Release of information for an investigation under the Coroners Act 86 Use of Notifiable Conditions Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Access to information in register for serious offence . . . . . . . . . . 87 Contact tracing Contact tracing officers Functions of contact tracing officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Appointment of contact tracing officer by chief executive . . . . . . 88 Qualifications for appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Appointment conditions and limit on powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Issue of identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Production or display of identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 When contact tracing officer ceases to hold office . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Resignation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Return of identity card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Obtaining contact information Definitions for div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Power to require contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Failure to give contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Power to require business contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Failure to give business contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Obtaining contact information from health information held by a health agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Page 5 Not authorised —indicative only
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Division 3 104 105 106 107 108 108A 109 110 111 Part 4 Division 1 112 Division 2 113 114 115 Part 5 Division 1 116 117 Division 2 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 Division 3 125 126 127 128 Page 6 Confidentiality of information and use of information supplied for contact tracing Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Disclosure to protect health of person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Disclosure for contact tracing purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Disclosure of confidential information in the public interest . . . . . 100 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Use of contact information and business contact information . . . 101 Orders by chief executive about controlled notifiable conditions Preliminary Definition for pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Orders by chief executive Chief executive may order detention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Enforcement of chief executive’s order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Duration of chief executive’s order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Orders by magistrate about controlled notifiable conditions General Applying for controlled notifiable conditions order . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Deciding application in person’s absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Initial examination orders Making initial examination order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 What initial examination order may provide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Service of initial examination order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Person must remain at place of detention and undergo medical examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 When period of detention starts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Details of medical examination must be explained . . . . . . . . . . . 108 When detained person must be released before the end of initial examination order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Behavioural orders Making behavioural order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 What behavioural order may provide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Service of behavioural order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Person must comply with behavioural order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Division 4 129 130 131 132 133 Division 5 134 135 Division 6 136 137 138 139 Division 7 140 141 Division 8 142 Part 6 143 Part 7 144 Part 8 145 146 Chapter 4 Part 1 147 148 149 150 Public Health Act 2005 Contents Detention orders Making detention order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 What detention order may provide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Service of detention order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Person must remain at place of detention and undergo medical examination or treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Details of medical examination or treatment must be explained . 113 Extension, variation or revocation of controlled notifiable conditions orders Extension of behavioural or detention orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Variation and revocation of initial examination, behavioural or detention orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Warrants Application for warrant for apprehension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Issue of warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Application by electronic communication and duplicate warrant . 115 Defect in relation to a warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Procedure for entry under orders and warrants Procedure before entry—orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Procedure before entry—warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Appeals against magistrate’s decisions Appeal against decision on application for controlled notifiable conditions order or extension of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Reckless spread of controlled notifiable conditions Person must not recklessly spread controlled notifiable condition 120 Proceedings How proceedings under this chapter heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Other matters about controlled notifiable conditions orders Person may give information necessary for authorised person’s safety 122 Obstructing persons exercising powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Infection control for health care facilities Preliminary Definitions for ch 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Meaning of declared health service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Meaning of health care facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Application of ch 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Page 7 Not authorised —indicative only
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Part 2 151 Part 3 152 153 154 155 156 156A 156B Part 3A 156C 156D 156E 156F 156G 156H 156I Part 4 157 Chapter 4A Part 1 157A Part 2 157B 157C 157D 157E 157F Part 3 157G 157H 157I 157J 157K General obligation to minimise infection risks for declared health services Obligation to minimise risk of infection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Infection control management plans What is an infection control management plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Obligation of owner for ICMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Obligation of owner/operator for ICMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 What an ICMP must contain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Time for developing and implementing an ICMP . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Giving copy of ICMP and information to authorised person . . . . 129 Amending ICMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Improvement notices and directions notices Improvement notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Record of compliance with improvement notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Directions notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Chief executive may extend directions notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Court order may extend directions notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Offence to fail to comply with a directions notice . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Record of compliance with directions notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Reporting contraventions of chapter 4 to other entities Chief executive may report contraventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Health of persons with major disturbance in mental capacity Preliminary Definitions for ch 4A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Taking persons to treatment or care place Ambulance officer or police officer may detain and transport person 138 What ambulance officer or police officer must tell person . . . . . . 139 Giving emergency examination authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Detention in treatment or care place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Return of persons who abscond Application of pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Person in charge of facility may require return of absent person 141 Duration of authorisation or request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Authorised person may transport absent person . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Effect on examination period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Page 8
Not authorised —indicative only Part 4 157L 157M 157N 157O 157P Part 5 157Q 157R 157S 157T 157U 157V Part 6 157W 157X 157Y 157Z 157ZA 157ZB 157ZC 157ZD 157ZE 157ZF Part 7 157ZG Chapter 5 Part 1 158 159 160 Part 2 Division 1AA 160A Public Health Act 2005 Contents Powers Use of force to detain and transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Transfer to another treatment or care place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Use of reasonable force to detain person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Examination of person without consent and with use of reasonable force 145 Return after examination or treatment and care to person’s requested place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Warrant for apprehension of person to transport person Application for warrant for apprehension of person . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Issue of warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Electronic application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Additional procedure if electronic application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Defect in relation to a warrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Warrants—entry procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Searches of persons in treatment or care place Application of pt 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Definitions for pt 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Power to search on belief of possession of harmful thing . . . . . . 152 Requirements for personal search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Requirements for search requiring the removal of clothing . . . . . 153 Requirements for search of possessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Record of search must be made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Seizure of harmful thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Receipt for seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Access to seized thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Miscellaneous Relationship with Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 . . . 157 Child health Definitions Definitions for ch 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Who is a parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 What is a prescribed period for a contagious condition . . . . . . . . 161 Contagious conditions Exclusion of unvaccinated children from particular services Definitions for div 1AA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Page 9
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 160B 160C 160D Division 1 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 Division 2 172 173 Division 3 174 175 176 177 178 179 Division 4 180 181 Page 10 When person in charge may exclude child not yet enrolled . . . . 162 When person in charge may exclude enrolled child . . . . . . . . . . 163 Immunisation status of children allowed to attend without statement 165 Directions about attendance of children at a school, education and care service or QEC approved service When parent must not send a child to school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 When teacher or educator must advise person in charge . . . . . . 166 Person in charge may advise parent about suspicion of contagious condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Person in charge may direct parent not to send child to school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Person in charge may advise parent of child not vaccinated about suspicion of vaccine preventable condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Person in charge may direct parent not to send child to school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Chief executive may authorise examination of children at school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . 168 Chief executive must advise parent about examination . . . . . . . 169 Chief executive may direct person in charge in relation to child . 170 Person in charge must include information in direction . . . . . . . . 171 When person in charge may readmit child before prescribed period ends 172 Information sharing Chief executive may require details if child suspected of having a contagious condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Giving health information held by a health agency . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Confidentiality of information and protection for persons Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Disclosure to a person to help prevent or minimise transmission of a contagious condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Protection for persons acting under pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Other action to control contagious conditions Directions to person in charge of school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Temporary closure of school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Division 5 182 Division 6 184A Part 3 Division 1 185 Division 2 186 Division 3 187 Division 4 188 189 190 Division 6 197 198 199 200 Division 7 201 202 203 204 Division 8 205 206 207 Division 9 Public Health Act 2005 Contents Review of order to close school, education and care service or QEC approved service Review of Minister’s order to close school, education and care service or QEC approved service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Approved provider must ensure person complies with this part Approved provider must ensure person in charge complies with pt 2 180 Child abuse and neglect Principles under which part 3 to be administered Guiding principles for pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Relationship with Child Protection Act 1999 Relationship with Child Protection Act 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Custody of child held at health service facility Person in charge of facility has custody of child held at facility . . 183 Designated medical officers Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 When person in charge taken to be a designated medical officer 184 Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Care and treatment order for child Designated medical officer may make care and treatment order for child 184 Designated medical officer must notify person in charge of facility where child held . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Designated medical officer must advise chief executive (child safety) 186 Designated medical officer must advise parents of child held . . . 186 Extension of care and treatment order Designated medical officer may extend care and treatment order 187 Designated medical officer must notify person in charge of facility about extension of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Designated medical officer must advise chief executive (child safety) about extension of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Designated medical officer must advise child’s parents about extension of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Enforcement and duration of care and treatment order Enforcement of care and treatment order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Duration of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Limit on the number of care and treatment orders . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Chief executive (child safety) may require information about child Page 11 Not authorised —indicative only
Not authorised —indicative only Public Health Act 2005 Contents 208 Division 10 209 210 211 212 Division 11 213 Part 4 213AA 213AB 213AC 213AD 213AE 213AF Chapter 5A 213A 213B 213C 213D Chapter 6 Part 1 Division 1 214 Division 2 215 216 Division 3 217 218 Division 4 held under care and treatment order Chief executive (child safety) may require information from designated medical officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Measures that may be taken in relation to a child held under a care and treatment order Medical examination or treatment of child held under order . . . . 191 Designated medical officer may request information from doctors 192 Transfer of child from one facility to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Parent may choose doctor to examine child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Offences relating to child held at health service facility Offence to remove child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Disclosure of information for school health programs Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Identifying school health program providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Disclosure of information about students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Application of Information Privacy Act 2009 to contracted service providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Delegation by health service chief executive for this part . . . . . . 197 Performance of cosmetic procedures on children Definition for ch 5A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Offence to perform, or offer to perform, cosmetic procedure on a child 199 Offence to procure, or offer to procure, performance of cosmetic procedure on a child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Chief executive may report contravention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Health information management Perinatal statistics Definitions Definitions for pt 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Establishment and purposes of collection Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Purposes of collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Notifications about perinatal statistics Giving notifications to chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Further information may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Confidentiality Page 12
219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 228A 228B Part 1A Division 1 228C Division 2 228D 228E Division 3 228F 228G Division 4 228H 228I 228J 228K 228L 228M 228N 228O 228P 228Q 228R Public Health Act 2005 Contents Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Disclosure of confidential information in the public interest . . . . . 205 Disclosure for data collection and public health monitoring . . . . 206 Disclosure for purposes relating to health services . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Disclosure to Commonwealth, another State or Commonwealth or State entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Disclosure to quality assurance committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Disclosure of information for an investigation under the Coroners Act 208 Arrangements about transfer of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Maternal death statistics Definitions Definitions for pt 1A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Establishment and purposes of collection Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Purposes of collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Notifications about maternal death statistics Giving information to chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Further information may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Confidentiality Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Disclosure of confidential information in the public interest . . . . . 213 Disclosure for data collection and public health monitoring . . . . 214 Disclosure for purposes relating to health services . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Disclosure to Commonwealth, another State or Commonwealth or State entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Disclosure to quality assurance committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Disclosure of information for an investigation under the Coroners Act 216 Page 13 Not authorised —indicative only
Not authorised —indicative only Public Health Act 2005 Contents 228S Part 2 Division 1 229 Division 2 230 231 232 Division 3 233 234 235 236 Division 4 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 Part 3 Division 1 251 252 Division 2 253 Arrangements about transfer of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Cancer notifications Definitions Definitions for pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Establishment and purposes of register Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Purposes of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Responsibility for keeping of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Notifications about cancer Application of div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Notifications about cancer to be given to chief executive . . . . . . 219 Directions to give notifications about cancer to contractor . . . . . 220 Further information may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Confidentiality Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Disclosure under Act or with written consent etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Disclosure of confidential information in the public interest . . . . . 223 Disclosure for data collection and public health monitoring . . . . 224 Disclosure for purposes relating to health services . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Disclosure to Commonwealth, another State or Commonwealth or State entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Disclosure to quality assurance committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Disclosure to contractor or employee of contractor for maintaining the register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Confidentiality of information for contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Disclosure by contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Arrangements about transfer of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Pap Smear Register Definitions and application Definitions for pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Application of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Establishment and purposes of register Pap Smear Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Page 14
254 255 Division 3 256 257 258 259 Division 4 260 261 262 263 264 265 Division 5 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 Division 6 277 Public Health Act 2005 Contents Purposes of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Women may elect to withhold, remove or change information in the register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Duties of persons involved in obtaining and testing Pap smears, histological samples and HPV samples Initial duty of person obtaining Pap smear, histological sample or HPV sample . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Duty if woman elects for her identifying and clinical information not to be included in the register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Provider’s duty if woman previously elected for information not to be included in the register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Duty of director to provide information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Duties of chief executive concerning registered screening histories and authority to send notices Duty of chief executive on receipt of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Chief executive may send reminder notices to particular women 236 Chief executive may send reminder notice to woman’s health practitioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Duty of chief executive to remove registered screening history . 236 Duty of chief executive to change identifying information . . . . . . 237 Chief executive may request information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Confidentiality of, and access to, registered screening histories of women Confidentiality of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Disclosure under an Act or another law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Disclosures about woman’s registered screening history . . . . . . 239 Disclosure to Commonwealth, another State or Commonwealth or State entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Disclosure to quality assurance committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Disclosure to allow chief executive to act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Access to register by health practitioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Access to register by directors of, and nominated persons at, pathology laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Unauthorised access to registered screening histories . . . . . . . . 243 Health practitioners, directors and nominated persons to keep registered screening histories confidential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Chief executive to monitor access to information . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Agreements and arrangements about confidential information, and designation of particular persons Agreement for sending out notice under s 260, 261 or 262 . . . . 245 Page 15 Not authorised —indicative only
Not authorised —indicative only Public Health Act 2005 Contents 278 279 Part 3A Division 1 279AA Division 2 279AB 279AC 279AD Division 3 279AE 279AF 279AG 279AH 279AI Division 4 279AJ Division 5 279AK 279AL 279AM 279AN 279AO 279AP Part 4 Division 1 279A 280 280A Division 2 281 282 283 284 Arrangements about transfer of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Chief executive may designate particular persons as health practitioners 246 Notifiable dust lung diseases Preliminary Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Notifiable Dust Lung Disease Register Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Purposes of register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Approved operator may keep register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Notifications and giving of information about notifiable dust lung diseases Obligation under this division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Obligation to notify chief executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Further information may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Relevant chief executives to notify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Authorisation of giving of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Report about register and related matters Chief executive must report to Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Confidentiality and disclosure of information Definitions for division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Duty of confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Disclosure—general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Disclosure for data collection and public health monitoring . . . . 253 Disclosure to entity of the State or corresponding entity . . . . . . . 254 Disclosure of information for investigation under Coroners Act 2003 254 Research Preliminary Application of pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Definitions for pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Part does not prevent disclosure under other Act . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Health information held by a health agency for research Chief executive may give information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Application to chief executive for information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Further information or documents to support application . . . . . . 258 Decision about application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Page 16
285 286 287 Division 3 288 289 Division 4 290 291 292 Chapter 7 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 Chapter 7A Part 1 Public Health Act 2005 Contents What notice must state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Notification of change of persons being given information . . . . . 260 Chief executive may rescind decision to give information . . . . . . 260 Establishment of register Register of approved applications for health information held by a health agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Access to register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Use and disclosure of information supplied for research Restriction on inconsistent use of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Restriction on disclosure of information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Use of health information held by a health agency . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Public health inquiries Definitions for ch 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Minister may establish or re-establish panels of inquiry . . . . . . . 263 Role of panel of inquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Conditions of appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Chief executive to arrange for services of staff and financial matters for panel of inquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Notice of inquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Inquiry to be held in public other than in special circumstances . 266 Protection of members, legal representatives and witnesses . . . 266 Record of proceedings to be kept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Procedural fairness and representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Panel’s powers on inquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Notice to witness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Inspection of documents or other things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Inquiry may continue despite court proceeding unless otherwise ordered 268 Offences by witnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 False or misleading statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 False or misleading documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Contempt of panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Report of offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Change of membership of panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Pollution events Preliminary Page 17 Not authorised —indicative only
Public Health Act 2005 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 313A 313B 313C 313D Part 2 313E 313F 313G Part 3 313H Chapter 8 Part 1 314 315 316 317 318 Part 2 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 Part 3 327 328 329 330 331 Part 4 332 Part 5 Purpose of chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Definitions for chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .