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Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 4C: Display of warning notices in hospital buildings and on hospital grounds

69.Subsection (1) places a duty on Health Boards to prominently display signs at every entrance to the hospital grounds.

70.Subsection (2) requires the person in management and control of each building on a hospital ground to prominently display signs at the entrance to each building. Subsection (5) makes it an offence for a person to fail to comply with this requirement. It also makes it an offence to fail to comply with requirements which may be set out in regulations made under subsection (4).

71.Subsection (3) provides that a sign must state that it is an offence to smoke in the no-smoking area outside a hospital building or knowingly permit smoking there.

72.Subsection (4) gives the Scottish Ministers a power to make regulations which may provide further detail as to the manner of display, form and content of the no-smoking signs.

73.Subsection (5) provides that a person who commits an offence of failing to display signage at the entrance to hospital buildings in compliance with this section is liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000).

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