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Part 1 SPublic health responsibilities

Co-operation and planningS

6Duty of health boards and local authorities to co-operateS

(1)In exercising the functions conferred on them by virtue of this Act, each—

(a)health board; and

(b)local authority,

must co-operate with any relevant person that appears to the board or, as the case may be, authority to have an interest in or a function relating to the protection of public health.

F1(2)In subsection (1), a “relevant person” is—

(a)a health board;

(b)a special health board;

(c)a local authority;

[F2(ca)an integration joint board established under section 9(2) of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014;]

(d)the common services agency;

[F1(da)Healthcare Improvement Scotland;]

(e)the Scottish Ministers.

(3)Subsection (1) is without prejudice to section 13 of the 1978 Act (duty of health boards and local authorities to co-operate to secure and advance the health of the people of Scotland).


Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 6(2)(da) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 8), s. 134(7), Sch. 17 para. 37(a); S.S.I. 2010/321, art. 3, Sch.; S.S.I. 2011/122, art. 2, Sch.

Commencement Information

I1S. 6 in force at 1.10.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/319, art. 2(a), Sch. 1