Health Act 1956
Commenced: 1 Jan 1957
Department of Health
Other officers and employees
[6. Other officers and employees---(1) There shall from time to time
be appointed such Medical Officers of Health and Deputy Medical Officers
of Health as may be required for the purposes of this Act, who shall be
medical practitioners suitably experienced and qualified in community
(2) There shall from time to time be appointed such Inspectors of
Health as may be required for the purpose of this Act, who shall be
holders of such qualifications as the Director-General may from time to
(3) There shall from time to time be appointed such other officers and
employees of the Department as may be necessary for the effective and
efficient carrying out of the functions of the Department.
(4) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, all appointments made
under this section shall be made under the State Services Act 1962.
(5) Any District Inspector or Official Visitor appointed for the
purposes of the Mental Health Act 1969, in an honorary or part-time
capacity, shall be appointed pursuant to and subject to the provisions
of that Act, and shall not be deemed by reason only of that appointment
to be employed in the service of Her Majesty for the purposes of the
State Services Act 1962 or of the Government Superannuation Fund Act
This section was substituted for the original s. 6 (as variously
amended) by s. 4 (1) of the Health Amendment Act 1987.