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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 72 Provision of facilities for disinfection etc.

144.This section sets out the local authority duty to provide, or ensure the provision of, facilities and equipment (which may be mobile) for its area in order to disinfect, disinfest and decontaminate things and premises, and to destroy things which are infected, infested or contaminated. This includes the means for transporting things to facilities and equipment.

145.Local authorities need not provide the facilities themselves, but can enter into an agreement with any person or organisation to ensure provision. The facilities and equipment need not be in the area of the local authority.

146.Subsection (5) defines the meaning of “contaminated”, “infected” and “infested”, as used in this Part.

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