Approved qualifications for the appointment of local authorised officers under the SA Public Health Act 2011
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The South Australian Public Health Act 2011 provides for the appointment of local authorised officers by local councils. Local authorised officers are given specific powers that they can exercise to ensure that the purpose of the Act is maintained or complied with within their local jurisdiction.
A local authorised officer may
It is an offence to hinder or obstruct an authorised officer or a person assisting an authorised officer in the exercise of a specified power.
A local authorised officer must, at the request of a person in relation to whom the officer intends to exercise any powers under the Act, produce for the inspection of the person his or her identity card.
Identity cards must contain the:
A person is not eligible for appointment as an authorised officer unless the person holds a qualification approved by the Minister or an exemption from the Minister.
See the Approved qualification for appointment as a local authorised officer under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (PDF 340KB) for a list of approved qualifications.
In accordance with section 44 of the Act, a council must notify the Chief Public Health Officer if the Council makes or revokes an appointment of a Local authorised officer. Notification is to be made using the Making or revoking of the appointment of a local authorised officer form (DOC 64KB)
A local council must employ a sufficient number of environmental health officers to perform its functions under the Act, including to: