Public Health Act 2010 No 127
Current version for 21 October 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 07:16)

17   Offence not to comply with Ministerial direction

(1)  A person who:
(a)  is subject to a direction under section 16, and
(b)  has notice of the direction,
must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with the direction.

Maximum penalty:

(a)  in the case of an individual—2,500 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment, or both, and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further 500 penalty units for each day the offence continues, or
(b)  in the case of a corporation—10,000 penalty units and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further 2,000 penalty units for each day the offence continues.

(2)  If a direction under section 16 is not complied with, the Minister may take the action referred to in the direction and:
(a)  unless the person represents the Crown, may recover an amount equal to the cost of doing so as a debt owed by the person to the Crown, or
(b)  if the person represents the Crown, may require the person to pay to the Director-General an amount equal to the cost of doing so.
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