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The Medical Officer of Health has a statutory reporting role and may delegate powers and functions to any suitably qualified or trained person. (s.151)

Functions of the Medical Officer of Health include:

  • enquiring into all applications for licences and renewals.
  • making reports to DLC or ARLA where there are matters in opposition (s.103(3))
  • providing information for development of LAPs. (s.78(1))
  • applying to ARLA for suspension of an on-licence or a club licence where there is evidence of non-compliance with public health requirements. (s.286(1))