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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Administrative Provisions

    1. General administration

      1. 1. Authorities administering Act.

    2. Port health districts and authorities

      1. 2. Port health districts and authorities.

      2. 3. Jurisdiction and powers of port health authority.

      3. 4. General provisions as to orders constituting port health districts and authorities.

      4. 5. Financial provisions as to port health authorities.

    3. Port of London

      1. 6. Extent of Port of London

      2. 7. Port health district and authority for Port of London.

      3. 8. Supplementary provisions as to London port health district.

    4. Inland and coastal waters

      1. 9. Vessels in inland or coastal waters.

  3. Part II Control of Disease

    1. General

      1. 10. Notifiable diseases.

      2. 11. Cases of notifiable disease and food poisoning to be reported.

      3. 12. Fees for certificates under s. 11.

      4. 13. Regulations for control of certain diseases.

      5. 14. Application of s. 13 to aerodromes.

      6. 15. Contravention of regulations under s. 13.

      7. 16. Power of local authority to direct that other diseases notifiable.

      8. 17. Exposure of persons and articles liable to convey notifiable disease.

      9. 18. Information to be furnished by occupier in case of notifiable disease or food poisoning.

      10. 19. Trading etc. by person with notifiable disease.

      11. 20. Stopping of work to prevent spread of disease.

    2. Children

      1. 21. Exclusion from school of child liable to convey notifiable disease.

      2. 22. List of day pupils at school having case of notifiable disease.

      3. 23. Exclusion of children from places of entertainment or assembly.

    3. Infected articles

      1. 24. Infected articles not to be taken or sent to be washed or cleaned.

      2. 25. Library books.

      3. 26. Infectious matter not to be placed in dustbins.

      4. 27. Provision of disinfecting stations.

    4. Infected premises

      1. 28. Prohibition of certain work on premises where notifiable disease exists.

      2. 29. Letting of house or room after recent case of notifiable disease.

      3. 30. Duty on ceasing to occupy house after recent case of notifiable disease.

      4. 31. Disinfection of premises.

      5. 32. Removal of person from infected house.

    5. Public conveyances

      1. 33. Use of public conveyance by person with notifiable disease.

      2. 34. Duty of owner, driver or conductor of public conveyance.

    6. Infectious persons

      1. 35. Medical examination.

      2. 36. Medical examination of group of persons believed to comprise carrier of notifiable disease.

      3. 37. Removal to hospital of person with notifiable disease.

      4. 38. Detention in hospital of person with notifiable disease.

    7. Common lodging–houses

      1. 39. Keeper of common lodging–house to notify case of infectious disease.

      2. 40. Medical examination of inmates of common lodging–house.

      3. 41. Removal to hospital of inmate of common lodging–house with notifiable disease.

      4. 42. Closure of common lodging–house on account of notifiable disease.

    8. Death of person suffering from notifiable disease

      1. 43. Person dying in hosptial with notifiable disease.

      2. 44. Isolation of body of person dying with notifiable disease.

      3. 45. Restriction of wakes.

  4. Part 2A Public Health Protection

    1. Introductory

      1. 45A.Infection or contamination

    2. Power to make regulations

      1. 45B. Health protection regulations: international travel etc.

      2. 45C.Health protection regulations: domestic

      3. 45D.Restrictions on power to make regulations under section 45C

      4. 45E.Medical treatment

      5. 45F.Health protection regulations: supplementary

    3. Orders that may be made by justice of the peace

      1. 45G.Power to order health measures in relation to persons

      2. 45H.Power to order health measures in relation to things

      3. 45I.Power to order health measures in relation to premises

      4. 45J.Orders in respect of groups

      5. 45K.Part 2A orders: supplementary

      6. 45L.Period for which Part 2A order may be in force

      7. 45M.Procedure for making, varying and revoking Part 2A orders

      8. 45N.Power to make further provision by regulations

      9. 45O.Enforcement of Part 2A orders

    4. Regulations under Part 2A: general

      1. 45P.General provision about regulations

      2. 45Q.Parliamentary control

      3. 45R.Emergency procedure

    5. General

      1. 45S.Application to territorial sea

      2. 45T.Part 2A: further definitions

  5. Part III

    1. Disposal of Dead Bodies

      1. 46. Burial and cremation.

      2. 47. Regulations about dead bodies.

      3. 48. Removal of body to mortuary or for immediate burial.

  6. Part IV

    1. Canal Boats

      1. 49. Regulations as to canal boats.

      2. 50. Power to enter and inspect canal boats.

      3. 51. Duties of local authorities and port health authorities under Part IV.

      4. 52. Prosecution of offences under Part IV.

      5. 53. Interpretation of Part IV.

  7. Part V

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 54. Instruction about health and disease.

      2. 55. Inducements offered by dealers in rags and old clothes.

      3. 56. Tents, vans, sheds and similar structures.

  8. Part VI General

    1. 57. General provision for compensation.

    2. 58. Form of notices and other documents.

    3. 59. Authentication of documents.

    4. 60. Service of notices and other documents.

    5. 60A.Electronic communications

    6. 61. Power to enter premises.

    7. 62. Supplementary provisions as to entry.

    8. 63.Offence of wilful obstruction.

    9. 63A.Offences by bodies corporate

    10. 63B.Unincorporated associations

    11. 64. Restriction on right to prosecute.

    12. 64A.Time limits for prosecutions

    13. 65. Daily penalties for continuing offences.

    14. 66. General

    15. 67. Applications to, and appeals from magistrates’ courts.

    16. 68. Judges and justices not to be disqualified by liability to rates.

    17. 69. Protection from personal liability.

    18. 70. Local inquiries .

    19. 71. Default powers.

    20. 72. Cumulative effect of Act.

    21. 73. Crown property.

    22. 74. Interpretation.

    23. 75. Inner Temple and Middle Temple.

    24. 76. Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

    25. 77. Transitional provisions and savings.

    26. 78. Amendments and repeals.

    27. 79. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. Schedule 1

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Port health districts and port health authorities

        1. 1.Any area and any body which immediately before the commencement...

        2. 2.(1) No repeal contained in this Act shall affect the...

      2. Notifiable diseases

        1. 3.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of section 147...

      3. Unlawful expenditure

        1. 4. Transitional Provisions and Savings

      4. Amendment and repeal of Acts etc.

        1. 5.Any power that is exercisable by virtue of—

        2. 6.Sections 252 and 254 of the Local Government Act 1972...

    2. Schedule 2

      Consequential Amendments

      1. Public Health Act 1936

        1. 1.In section 6(1) of the Public Health Act 1936, after...

        2. 2. Consequential Amendments

        3. 3.In section 326(1) of that Act, after “ 1875,” there...

        4. 4.In section 327(1) of that Act, after “ this Act”...

        5. 5.In section 343(1) of that Act, in the definition of...

      2. Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

        1. 6.In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act...

      3. National Health Service Act 1977

        1. 7. Consequential Amendments

      4. Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980

        1. 8.There shall be inserted at the end of section 159(1)...

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals

      1. Table of Derivations

        1. Note: The following abbreviations are used in this Table:—

          1. 1875 = Public Health Act 1875 (c. 55).

          2. 1936 = Public Health Act 1936 (c. 49).

          3. 1946 c. 36 = Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36)....

          4. 1946 c. 81 = National Health Service Act 1946 (c....

          5. 1948 = National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29).

          6. S.I. 1949 = Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) (Substitution) Order 1949...

          7. 1955 c. 16 = Food and Drugs Act 1955 (4...

          8. 1956 c. 52 = Clean Air Act 1956 (c. 52)....

          9. 1956 c. 73 = Crown Estate Act 1956 (c. 73)....

          10. 1961 = Public Health Act 1961 (c. 64).

          11. 1961 c. 55 = Crown Estate Act 1961 (c. 55)....

          12. 1963 = London Government Act 1963 (c. 33)

          13. 1965 c. xxxix = City of London (Various Powers) Act...

          14. 1966 c. 42 = Local Government Act 1966 (c. 42)....

          15. 1967 c. 9 = General Rate Act 1967 (c. 9)....

          16. 1967 c. 80 = Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)....

          17. 1968 = Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 (c....

          18. 1969 c. 19 = Decimal Currency Act 1969 (c. 19)....

          19. 1971 c. 23 = Courts Act 1971 (c. 23).

          20. 1972 = Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

          21. 1973 c. 32 = National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973...

          22. 1973 c. 38 = Social Security Act 1973 (c. 38)....

          23. 1974 c. 3 = Slaughterhouses Act 1974 (c. 3).

          24. 1974 c. 40 = Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c....

          25. 1975 c. 18 = Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975...

          26. 1975 c. 37 = Nursing Homes Act 1975 (c. 37)....

          27. 1975 c. 78 = Airports Authority Act 1975 (c. 78)....

          28. 1976 c. 44 = Drought Act 1976 (c. 44)

          29. 1976 c. 57 = Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976...

          30. 1977 c. 45 = Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)...

          31. 1977 c. 49 = National Health Service Act 1977 (c....

          32. 1978 c. 30 = Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30).

          33. 1979 c. 2 = Customs and Excise Management Act 1979...

          34. 1980 c. 53 = Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53)....

          35. 1982 = Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (c. 30)....

          36. 1982 c. 16 = Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16)....

          37. 1982 c. 32 = Local Government Finance Act 1982 (c....

          38. 1982 c. 48 = Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48)....

          39. 1983 c. 41 = Health and Social Services and Social...

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