(1) A person appointed under this Act as an inspector may apply to an authorised officer for the issue of a search warrant for premises if the inspector believes on reasonable grounds:(a) that a provision of this Act or the regulations, or of section 10AC or 10AD of the Public Health Act 1991, is being or has been contravened on the premises, or(b) that there is on the premises evidence of a contravention of a provision of this Act or the regulations.(2) A person appointed under this Act as an inspector must not apply for a search warrant unless the person or the Director-General has caused the President of the Board to be notified of the application.(3) An authorised officer to whom such an application is made may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising an inspector named in the warrant:(a) to enter and inspect the premises, and(b) to exercise on the premises any function of an inspector under section 127.(4) Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.(5) In this section:
authorised officer has the same meaning as it has in the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.