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Health protection legislation guidance 2010

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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    25 March 2010
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
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The Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency, in consultation with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, has published guidance on updated health protection legislation covering the recently amended Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and new regulations made under it. Except for provisions relating to diagnostic laboratories, the updated legislation comes into force on 6 April 2010. The guidance explains notification requirements of registered medical practitioners and laboratories testing human samples as well as health protection powers available to local authorities and justices of the peace.

Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2008) - Gateway 14046

This is an informal document which has been prepared to assist the reader to observe the effects of the amendments introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. While every effort has been made in the production of this document, the Department of Health can accept no responsibility for its accuracy.

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