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South Australian Public Health Act 2011

South Australian Parliament Country Resources South Australia 2011 Legislation/regulation public health

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The act aims to;
-to promote the health and well being of individuals and communities and to
prevent disease, medical conditions, injury and disability through a public
health approach; and
-to protect individuals and communities from risks to public health and to
ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, a healthy environment for all South
Australians and particularly those who live within disadvantaged
communities; and
-to provide for the development of effective measures for the early detection,
management and amelioration of risks to public health; and
-to provide for or support policies, strategies, programs and campaigns
designed to improve the public health of communities and special or
vulnerable groups within communities; and
-to provide for the prevention, or early detection, management and control, of
diseases, medical conditions and injuries of public health significance; and
-to provide for the monitoring of any disease or medical condition of public
health significance in order to provide for the prevention or early detection of
any such disease or medical condition and for the protection of individuals
and the community from the threat of any such disease or medical condition
and from public health threats more generally


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