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Part 5 SPublic health functions of local authorities

Facilities for disinfection etc.S

72Provision of facilities for disinfection etc.S

(1)Each local authority must provide or ensure the provision, for its area, of—

(a)facilities and equipment for—

(i)the disinfection of;

(ii)the disinfestation of;

(iii)the decontamination of; and

(iv)other connected operations in relation to,

things and premises which are infected, infested or contaminated;

(b)facilities and equipment for the destruction of such things; and

(c)means for transporting such things to such facilities and equipment.

(2)An authority may comply with subsection (1)(a) and (b) by providing or ensuring the provision of mobile facilities and equipment only; and, where it does so, subsection (1)(c) does not apply.

(3)An authority may enter into an agreement with any person for the provision by that person of the facilities, equipment and means of transport referred to in subsection (1).

(4)Facilities and equipment provided under subsection (1) need not be in the area of the local authority.

(5)In this Part—

(6)In subsection (5), “animal” means a vertebrate other than a human.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 72 in force at 1.10.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/319, art. 2(a), Sch. 1