Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

Offences

54 Offences

(1)

Every person commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000, who—

(a)

provides health care services otherwise than in compliance with section 9; or

(b)

provides health care services of any kind, or controls the provision of health care services of any kind, while a cessation order relating to the provision of health care services of that kind by that person or under that person’s control is in effect; or

(c)

provides health care services in any premises, or controls the provision of health care services in any premises, while a closing order relating to the premises is in effect.

(2)

Every person commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000, who—

(a)

intentionally obstructs, hinders, or resists an authorised person exercising or attempting to exercise powers under any of sections 41 to 43; or

(b)

intentionally fails to answer a question (other than a question whose answer may tend to incriminate the person) asked by an authorised person under section 43; or

(c)

when asked a question by an authorised person under section 43, gives an answer the person knows to be false or misleading.

Section 54(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 54(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).