(1)In this Part—
“notifiable disease” means a disease listed in Part 1 of schedule 1; and
“notifiable organism” means an organism listed in Part 2 of schedule 1.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations amend a list in schedule 1 by—
(a)adding an item to the list;
(b)removing an item from the list;
(c)varying the description of an item in the list.
(3)Regulations under subsection (2) may add a disease or organism to a list only if the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that the disease or organism is likely to give rise to a significant risk to public health.
(4)The Scottish Ministers must, when considering whether a disease or organism is likely to give rise to such a risk, have regard—
(a)in the case of a disease, to—
(i)the seriousness of the disease; and
(ii)the ease of transmissibility through casual contact of the disease;
(b)in the case of an organism, to the seriousness and ease of transmissibility through casual contact of the disease which the organism would cause.