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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

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Quarantine and detention: steps that may be taken

46Authorised steps

(1)Where—

(a)a quarantine order;

(b)a short term detention order; or

(c)an exceptional detention order,

is made, the steps which the order may authorise are the steps mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)Those steps are—

(a)disinfection;

(b)disinfestation; and

(c)decontamination.

47Authorised steps: least invasive and least intrusive procedures

(1)A health care professional taking any step mentioned in section 46(2) which is authorised by virtue of—

(a)a quarantine order;

(b)a short term detention order; or

(c)an exceptional detention order,

must not, in taking that step, use invasive or intrusive procedures unless that professional considers such procedures are necessary to achieve the purpose for which the step is being taken.

(2)Where the health care professional considers such procedures are so necessary, the professional must use the least invasive and least intrusive procedures practicable.

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