Managing people who put others at risk

Managing people who put others at risk

Most people who are aware they have a notifiable infectious disease conscientiously avoid exposing others to the risk of infection.

However, a few people knowingly and recklessly continue to pose a risk of infection to others.

This public health risk falls within the functions and powers of the Director of Public Health to manage under the Public Health Act 1997

This document sets out a framework to be applied by Population Health Services within the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services in identifying and managing people with notifiable infectious diseases who put others at risk of infection.