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Act No. X of 2020 - Public Health (Amendment) Act

Thirteenth Legislature (2017 - 2022)

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Published on 25 March 2020

Bill No. 121 - Public Health (Amendment) Bill

Debated in 1st Reading 2nd Reading Committee Recommittal 3rd Reading
Sitting No. 313  -  23 Mar 2020
Plenary Session
Sitting No. 314  -  24 Mar 2020
Plenary Session
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Objects and Reasons

The objects and reasons of this Bill are to clarify and avoid doubt about the extent of authority given to the Superintendent of Public Health to issue orders as the Superintendent may deem expedient for the prevention or mitigation of disease which are ancillary or consequential to other orders given for the prevention of spreading of infectious disease in the context of a health related emergency. This clarification is being made in view of the importance of the ancillary and consequential orders without which the principal orders would not achieve their purpose or would not be capable of implementation. The Bill also provides for the decriminalisation of offences relating to breaches of orders given by the Superintendent of Public Health.

Motion No. 327 - Public Health (Amendment) Bill