17. Power of Director to delegate
(1) The Director may with the consent of the Minister, by writing under his hand, delegate any of his powers and functions under this Act, except the power of delegation, in relation to any matter or class of matters so that the delegated powers or functions may be exercised by the delegate with respect to the matter or class of matters specified in the instrument of delegation as fully and effectually as by the Director.
(2) A delegation under this section is revocable, in writing, at will and no such delegation prevents the exercise of any power or function by the Director.
(3) Where the exercise of any power or function of the Director under, or the operation of any provision of this Act, is dependent upon the opinion, belief or state of mind of the Director in relation to any matter, and that power or function has been delegated by the Director, in pursuance of this section, that power or function may be exercised or that provision may operate, upon the opinion, belief or state of mind of the delegate.