OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA ENTITLED PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 2012 AN ACT to revise and consolidate the law relating to public health to prevent disease, promote, safeguard, maintain and protect the health of humans and animals and to provide for related matters. DATE OFASSENT: 9th October, 2012.
An Act with respect to public health. This Act is the Public Health Act 2010. This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation. (e) to recognise the role of local government in protecting public health. (f) to monitor diseases and conditions affecting public health.
The Public Health Act 1997 was passed by the Legislative Assembly and was notified in the Gazette on 9 October 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S300). (Parliamentary Counsel)
(1) The Minister shall direct a public health official to respond immediately to a public health emergency and may order an individual to take preventive measures or be quarantined. (2) A public health official may be authorised to act outside the area of authority of the public health officer. 89 Public Health Act, 2012Act 851