Chief Health Officer’s guidelines for the Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021​What is the the Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021?

The 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).

About this document

In accordance with the Act, the Chief Health Officer has issued guidelines to assist:

  • senior officers exercising functions under the Act
  • relevant medical practitioners who may consult with workers for the purposes of the Act
  • persons taking blood from third parties under a mandatory testing order.

Please see the Chief Health Officer’s guidelines for the Mandatory Disease Testing Act 2021 for further information.

Further information

Additional information  and resources regarding the Mandatory Disease Testing scheme  are available via the Department of Communities and Justice.

Current as at: Friday 29 July 2022
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