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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the 1978 Act” means the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29);

  • the 1990 Act” means the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43);

  • common services agency” means the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;

  • contamination” has the meaning given by section 1(5);

  • dwellinghouse” has the meaning given by section 26(4);

  • exceptional detention order” means an order under section 45(1);

  • exclusion order” means an order under section 37(2);

  • health board” means a board constituted by an order under section 2(1)(a) of the 1978 Act;

  • health board competent person” means a person designated by a health board under section 3(1);

  • health care professional” has the meaning given by section 33(4);

  • health risk state” has the meaning given by section 14(7);

  • hospital” means—

    (a)

    any health service hospital (as defined in section 108(1) of the 1978 Act); and

    (b)

    any state hospital (being a hospital provided under section 102(1) of that Act);

  • infectious disease” has the meaning given by section 1(5);

  • local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39);

  • local authority competent person” means a person designated by a local authority under section 5(1);

  • NHS identifier” has the meaning given by section 13(8);

  • notifiable disease” has the meaning given by section 12(1);

  • notifiable organism” has the meaning given by section 12(1);

  • prescribed” means prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations;

  • protecting public health” has the meaning given by section 1(2);

  • public health investigation” has the meaning given by section 21(1);

  • quarantine order” means an order under section 40(1);

  • restriction order” means an order under section 38(2);

  • short term detention order” means an order under section 42(1) or 43(1); and

  • special health board” means a board constituted by an order under section 2(1)(b) of the 1978 Act.

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I1S. 124 in force at 1.4.2009 by S.S.I. 2009/9, art. 2(b), Sch. 2

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