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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 35 Medical examination: least invasive and least intrusive procedures

64.Subsection (1) sets out that a health care professional authorised to undertake a medical examination under section 34 must not use invasive or intrusive procedures unless they are necessary to achieve the purpose for which the examination is being carried out. However, if that professional needs to carry out such procedures, the least invasive and least intrusive procedures practicable must be used.

65.Subsection (2) lists the medical procedures which are not considered to be invasive for this Part of the Act.

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