Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Determinations/Health as made
This Determination amends the National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Determination 2008 to remove the requirement for background checking of individuals handling Security Sensitive Biological Agents.
Administered by: Health
Registered 30 Jun 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Aug-2009
Tabled Senate11-Aug-2009
Date of repeal 31 Jan 2010
Repealed by National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Determination 2009
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
Expiry Date:
Resolution Date:
Resolution Time:

National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1)1

National Health Security Act 2007

I, NICOLA ROXON, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 35 (1) of the National Health Security Act 2007.

Dated 26 June 2009


1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 July 2009.

3              Amendment of National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Determination 2008

                Schedule 1 amends the National Health Security (SSBA Standards) Determination 2008.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)


[1]           Subsection 4 (1)


SSBA Standards


SSBA Standards, as modified by Schedule 1,

[2]           After section 4


Schedule 1        Modification of SSBA Standards


1              Clause 3.3, including the commentary


3.3           Authorised persons

                The entity shall authorise persons to handle SSBAs, to access the facility where SSBA are handled and/or access sensitive information related to the SSBAs. The Responsible Officer shall maintain a list of these authorisations.

                Authorised persons shall:

                (a)    have been trained in the requirements of the NHS Act, the NHS Regulations and these Standards

               (b)    have signed, dated and provided to the Responsible Officer a record of the training referred to in (a) above

                (c)    not have been excluded from handling SSBAs by the entity nor directed not to handle SSBAs by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing.

                Students who handle SSBAs shall become either authorised persons or approved persons (see Clause 3.5) depending on the requirements of the facility.

2              Clause 3.4, including the commentary


3.4           Recruitment

                The entity shall ensure that the identity, qualifications and experience of all persons recruited for the purpose of handling SSBAs are assessed as part of the recruitment process.


1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.