Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021 (Act) allows for the mandatory blood testing of a person in circumstances where the person’s bodily fluid has come into contact with a health, emergency or public sector worker as a result of the person's deliberate action and the worker has been placed at risk of contracting a blood borne virus (BBV).
In accordance with the Act, the Chief Health Officer has issued guidelines to assist:
Please see the
Chief Health Officer’s guidelines for the Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021 for further information.
Additional information and resources regarding the Mandatory Disease Testing scheme are available via the Department of Communities and Justice.