Medical Officer of Health

A Public Health Regulatory Officer will generally report on behalf of the Medical Officer of Health (see s.151 delegations). Roles and responsibilities include:

  • checking suitability of the applicant to prevent alcohol-related harm in relation to host responsibility
  • assessing the design and layout of the premises
  • checking Host Responsibility Policy and implementation plan are operational
  • undertaking Health Impact Assessments
  • providing risk profiles – outlining the risk to communities
  • supporting and assisting in controlled purchase operations
  • providing support to reduce alcohol-related health risks
  • providing a report if opposed to an application
  • giving evidence by speaking to the report, if required
  • linking local/community public health issues to alcohol-related harm and the operation of the licence.

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