392. Biosecurity.

(iv)     Foot-and-mouth Disease

392.     Biosecurity.

The appropriate authority1 must prepare and publish guidance2 on the appropriate biosecurity measures3 to be taken in relation to foot-and-mouth disease4. It must from time to time review the guidance, and revise it if appropriate5.

A person having a function under the Animal Health Act 1981 relating to foot-and-mouth disease as described above must not exercise the function unless the guidance referred to above has been published and has not been withdrawn6. An act done in contravention of this prohibition is done without lawful authority7. However, if:


    (1)     a person