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Health and Social Care Act 2008

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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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18(1)Section 62 of the 1984 Act (supplementary provisions as to entry) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “An authorised officer” substitute “A proper officer (“the officer”)”, and

(b)after “other persons” insert “and such equipment and materials”.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The officer may for the purpose for which entry is authorised—

(a)search the premises,

(b)carry out measurements and tests of the premises or of anything found on them,

(c)take and retain samples of the premises or of anything found on them,

(d)inspect and take copies or extracts of any documents or records found on the premises,

(e)require information stored in an electronic form and accessible from the premises to be produced in a form in which it can be taken away and in which it is visible and legible or from which it can readily be produced in a visible and legible form, and

(f)seize and detain or remove anything which the officer reasonably believes to be evidence of any contravention relevant to the purpose for which entry is authorised.

(4)Omit subsection (3).

(5)For subsection (4) substitute—

(4)Nothing in section 61 or this section limits the provisions of Parts 2A and 4, and of regulations made under Part 2A, with respect to entry into or upon, and inspection of, any premises.

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