The objective of the Public Health Act 2005 is to protect and promote the health of the Queensland Public.
The Public Health Act 2005 consolidates and amends the laws relating to public health in Queensland. The Act prescribes the power and responsibilities of State and local Government, the Chief Health Officer and other authorized persons. The Act further prescribes the procedures to be followed in the prevention, notification and treatment of notifiable diseases and the responsibilities of medical practitioners and private hospitals in the area. It also provides for the identification and regulation of public health risks.
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
- Public Health Regulation 2005
- Private Health Facilities Act 1999
The following Guides or Booklets are available:
- What Doctors Need to Know
- What Nurses Need to Know
- A Quick Reference Guide for Pharmacists
- What Dentists Need to Know
- What Veterinary Surgeons Need to Know
- What Wholesale Representatives Need to Know.