The Bill, if passed, would restate and amend the law on public health, setting out the duties of the Scottish Ministers, health boards and local authorities to continue to make provision to protect public health in Scotland; replacing current arrangements for the notification of infectious diseases and the reporting of organisms with a system of statutory notification of suspected or diagnosed infectious diseases, of health risk states and of organisms; defining a “public health investigation” and setting out the powers available to investigators and how they may be appointed, and defining the public health functions of health boards and local authorities.
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2nd Report, 2008 (Session 3): Stage 1 Report on the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill
Published: 18 March 2008