Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

199 Requirement of medical officer of health to notify regulator of work-related notifiable disease or hazardous substances injury

(1)

This section applies if a medical officer of health receives—

(a)

a notification under section 74 of the Health Act 1956 of a notifiable disease that he or she reasonably believes arises from work:

(b)

a notification under section 143 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 of an injury caused by a hazardous substance that he or she reasonably believes arises from work.

(2)

The medical officer of health must, as soon as practicable after receiving the notification,—

(a)

advise the regulator of the notification; and

(b)

provide the regulator with the following information:

(i)

the name of the person who suffers or suffered from the notifiable disease or injury caused by the hazardous substance; and

(ii)

the nature of the disease or injury.

(3)

Except as required by subsection (2)(b), the medical officer of health must comply with the Privacy Act 1993 and any relevant code of practice issued under that Act.