Abortion (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 – proposed changes: business and regulatory impact assessment

This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the proposals for changes to the Abortion (Scotland) Regulations 1991 to enable notifications of abortions to be sent to the Chief Medical Officer electronically and to avoid personal data about patients being included in future notifications.

14. Declaration and Publication

"I have read the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment and I am satisfied that (a) it represents a fair and reasonable view of the expected costs, benefits and impact of the policy, and (b) that the benefits justify the costs. I am satisfied that business impact has been assessed with the support of businesses in Scotland."


Date: 29 November 2021

Minister's name: Maree Todd MSP

Minister's title: Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport

Scottish Government contact point:

Sam Baker

Health Protection Division

Directorate for Population Health



Email: sam.baker@gov.scot

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