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))