Hospitals and Health Services Amendment Act 2002


Hospitals and Health Services Amendment Act 2002


1.           Short title                                                                         1

2.           Commencement                                                               2

3.           The Act amended                                                             2

4.           Section 7 amended                                                           2

5.           Section 7A amended                                                         2

6.           Section 7B amended                                                         3

7.           Section 18 amended                                                          3

8.           Validation                                                                        3



Hospitals and Health Services Amendment Act 2002

No. 17 of 2002

An Act to amend the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 and for related purposes.


[Assented to 8 July 2002]


The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:


1.           Short title

             This Act may be cited as the Hospitals and Health Services Amendment Act 2002.

2.           Commencement

             This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3.           The Act amended

             The amendments in this Act are to the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927*.

              [* Reprinted as at 15 October 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 168.]

4.           Section 7 amended

             Section 7(2) is amended by deleting “powers and duties” and inserting instead —

             “ duties, powers and functions ”.

5.           Section 7A amended

     (1)    Section 7A(1)(ba) is deleted and the following paragraphs are inserted instead —

  (ba)    to provide pathology services and related medical scientific services for the purpose of diagnosing and managing disease or protecting public health;

  (bb)    to provide forensic biology services and forensic pathology services, including obtaining DNA profiles for forensic or other purposes;

  (bc)    to conduct training and instruction in, and research into, the services referred to in paragraphs (ba) and (bb);


     (2)    Section 7A(2) is amended by deleting “of the duties” and inserting instead —

             “ or exercise of the duties, powers ”.


6.           Section 7B amended

             Section 7B(1) is amended by deleting “carrying out any duty” and inserting instead —

             “ the performance or exercise of any duty, power ”.

7.           Section 18 amended

             Section 18(1)(b) is amended by deleting “such other duties” and inserting instead —

             “ or exercise such other duties, powers ”.

8.           Validation

     (1)    In this section —

              agency has the same meaning as it has in the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927.

     (2)    Anything done or purporting to have been done by an agency for the purposes referred to in section 7B(1) of the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 is, and is taken always to have been, as valid and effective as it would have been if the amendments to that Act in sections 5 and 6 had at all relevant times been made.