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.

7. Consumer assessment

The proposal will have a positive impact on patients accessing abortion services as the arrangements will provide improved handling of their personal data, therefore limiting further those who have access to the data and minimising any risks of data security breaches.


Email: sam.baker@gov.scot

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