Chief Officer

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As defined by the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act, a chief officer means the deputy minister of a department, the department head of an office of the legislature and with respect to a public entity, the prescribed individual. The prescribed individual for entities in the education and health sectors are listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Regulations. If no individual has been so designated, then the individual charged with the administration and operation of the public entity is deemed to be the chief officer.

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