72 Offences relating to obstructing medical officer of health or people assisting medical officer of health

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, a fine not exceeding $4,000, or both who in any way (directly or indirectly, by act or default)—

(a)

threatens, assaults, or intentionally obstructs or hinders a medical officer of health or any person authorised by a medical officer of health in the exercise or performance of powers or functions under section 70 or 71; or

(b)

threatens, assaults, or intentionally obstructs or hinders a constable acting under section 71A; or

(c)

does anything forbidden by a medical officer of health or any person authorised by a medical officer of health under section 70 or 71; or

(d)

fails or refuses to comply with, or delays complying with, a direction or requirement of a medical officer of health or any person authorised by a medical officer of health given in the exercise of powers or functions under section 70 or 71; or

(e)

does, or delays ceasing to do, a thing prohibited or forbidden by a medical officer of health or any person authorised by a medical officer of health in the exercise of powers or functions under section 70 or 71.

Section 72: replaced, on 19 December 2006, by section 7 of the Health Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 86).

Section 72: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 72(b): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).