22 Certain officers to have functions of medical officers of health

(1)

Every person who holds the office of Director-General of Health shall, if that person is a medical practitioner suitably experienced and qualified in public health medicine, have all the functions of a medical officer of health, and may exercise those functions in any part of New Zealand.

(2)

Every person who holds the office of Director-General of Health and is not a medical practitioner suitably experienced and qualified in public health medicine shall designate a medical practitioner or medical practitioners who is or are employed in the Ministry and who is or are suitably experienced and qualified in public health medicine to exercise the functions of a medical officer of health in any part of New Zealand.

Section 22: replaced, on 1 July 1996, by section 143(1) of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995 (1995 No 95).