Supplementary Order Paper No 76

No 76

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 38

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 4A: new section 116E

In new clause 4A, after new section 116E(1) (page 4), insert:

(1A)

The Director-General must seek and consider advice from the Director of Public Health on the matters in subsection (2)(a) and (b)(i) before deciding whether to make a direction.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 38 (SOP 38), which proposes amendments to the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill. New section 116E of the Health Act 1956, as proposed by SOP 38, enables the Director-General of Health to direct a local authority to add or not to add fluoride to drinking water supplied through its local authority supply. This Supplementary Order Paper amends SOP 38 to require the Director-General to seek and consider advice from the Director of Public Health on specified matters before making a direction.