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Public Health Act - Implementation Guidance

Implementation Guidance

The following guidance has been produced to assist in implementation of the Act.

Part 1 Public Health Responsibilities and Designation of Competent Persons Regulations


Part 2 Notifiable Diseases, Notifiable Organisms and Health Risk States


Parts 3 to 6 cover Public Health Investigations, Public health functions of NHS Boards, public health functions of local authorities, Mortuaries etc.


Part 6 - sections 87-89 - Provision of Mortuaries


Part 8 Regulation of Use, Sale and Hire of Sunbeds


Part 9 Statutory Nuisances

During the development of the procedural guidance on Part 9 of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 the opportunity was taken as agreed with stakeholders to provide guidance on the wider existing Statutory Nuisance provisions and other perceived nuisances covered by separate legislation. The guidance should be read in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Part 9 of the Public Health etc (Scotland) Act 2008.