The Public Health Regulation 2022 (the Regulation) commenced on 1 September 2022. The Regulation carries over many of the provisions in the Public Health Regulation 2012 while also including a range of new provisions.
The Regulation contains provisions to support the Public Health Act 2010, including in relation to legionella control, disposal of bodies, control of skin penetration procedures, control of public swimming pools and spa pools, and codes of conduct for non-registered health practitioners.
Following consultation, a number of changes have been introduced to enhance the operation of the regulation and to improve public health in NSW. Some key changes to the Regulation are:
A new code of conduct has been prescribed for the purposes of section 100 of the Act for the provision of health services by a relevant health organisation. This new code of conduct is similar to the existing code of conduct for non-registered health practitioners.
Further resources to help affected stakeholders understand the requirements of the Act and Regulation can be found at: