Public Health Act 2004

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The Act was passed by Parliament on 14 June 2004. The Act outlines the powers and responsibilities of public health professionals in areas of communicable disease control and environmental health.

For information on the Public Health Law reform 2020 – click here.

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Public Health (Sewage and Wastewater Treatment and Disposal) Regulations 2014

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Official information request policy

This policy provides the process to requests for official information from a member of the community. The process is designed to guide and assist Te Marae Ora (TMO) to respond to an official information request on any information relating to the role and functions of Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health Cook Islands.

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Food and Nutrition policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to provide environments and settings that support and encourage a healthy diet, in all
population sub-groups and to prevent further increases in overweight and obesity.

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Alcohol policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to create systems and environments that prevent the harmful use of alcohol and the subsequent impacts on health and safety, social harmony, and productivity; and to reduce the related burden on healthcare systems and law enforcement.