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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

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7Joint public health protection plans

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(1)Each health board must prepare such plans relating to the protection of public health in its area as the board considers appropriate.

(2)In preparing a plan under subsection (1), a health board must consult the relevant local authority.

(3)A plan under subsection (1) must—

(a)be prepared in accordance with any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers; and

(b)include provision about such matters as may be specified in such guidance.

(4)A board may comply with subsection (1) by incorporating the plan in any other plan the board is required or has power to prepare under any other enactment.

(5)A board which prepares a plan under subsection (1) must publish the plan (whether as part of another plan in which it is incorporated or otherwise).

(6)The board—

(a)may from time to time vary a plan under subsection (1); and

(b)must publish the plan as so varied.

(7)The board must, before varying a plan under subsection (6)(a), consult the relevant local authority.

(8)In this section, the “relevant local authority”—

(a)is the local authority for the area in relation to which a board is constituted; or

(b)where the area of the board comprises or includes the areas of two or more local authorities, is both or all of those authorities.

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