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Prescribing, Dispensing or Supply of Hydroxychloroquine Direction
Effective from: 7 April 2020
Posted: 7 April 2020
Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency
Public Health Act 2005 (Qld)
On 29 January 2020, under the Public Health Act 2005, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services made an order declaring a public health emergency in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health emergency area specified in the order is for ‘all of Queensland’. Its duration has been extended by regulation to 17 August 2020 and may be further extended.
Further to this declaration, l, Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer, reasonably believe it is necessary to give the following directions pursuant to the powers under s 362B of the Public Health Act 2005 to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
PART 1 — DIRECTION – PRESCRIBING, DISPENSING OR SUPPLY OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE
For the purposes of this Public Health Direction:
PART 2 – PENALTIES
A person to whom the direction applies commits an offence if the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the direction.
Section 362D of the Public Health Act 2005 provides:
Failure to comply with public health directions
Dr Jeannette Young
Chief Health Officer
7 April 2020
Published on the Queensland Health website at 7 April 2020 07:35pm
Last updated: 21 July 2020