The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 1988

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1THE ENACTMENTS IN THE ACT APPLIED TO PARTICULAR DISEASES(1)

(1)(2)
DiseasesEnactments applied
Acquired immune deficiency syndromeSections 35, 37, 38 (as modified by regulation 5), 43 and 44.
Acute encephalitisSections 11, 12, 17 to 24, 26, 28 to 30, 33 to 35 (as modified by regulation 4), 37, 38, 44 and 45.
Acute poliomyelitis
Meningitis
Meningococcal septicaemia (without meningitis)
AnthraxSections 11, 12, 17 to 22, 24, 26, 28 to 30, 33 to 35 (as modified by regulation 4), 37, 38 and 43 to 45.
DiphtheriaSections 11, 12, 17 to 24, 26, 28 to 30, 33 to 38, 44 and 45.
Dysentery (amoebic or bacillary)
Paratyphoid fever
Typhoid fever
Viral hepatitis
LeprosySections 11, 12, 17, 19 to 21, 28 to 30, 35 (as modified by regulation 4), 37, 38 and 44.
LeptospirosisSections 11, 12, 17 to 22, 24, 26, 28 to 30, 33 to 35 (as modified by regulation 4), 37, 38, 44 and 45.
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Whooping cough
MalariaSections 11, 12, 18 and 35 (as modified by regulation 4).
Tetanus
Yellow fever
Ophthalmia neonatorumSections 11, 12, 17, 24 and 26.
RabiesSections 11, 12, 17 to 26, 28 to 30 and 32 to 38.
Scarlet feverSections 11, 12, 17 to 22, 24, 26, 28 to 30, 33 to 38, 44 and 45.
Tuberculosis

Sections 12, 17 to 24, 26, 28 to 30, 35 (as modified by regulation 4),44 and 45; in addition—

(a)

section 11 shall apply where the opinion of the registered medical practitioner that a person is suffering from tuberculosis is formed from evidence not derived solely from tuberculin tests, and

(b)

sections 25, 37 and 38 shall apply to tuberculosis of the respiratory tract in an infectious state.

Viral haemorrhagic feverSections 11, 12, 17 to 38, 43 to 45 and 48.
(1)

The enactments applied are all sections of the Act which provide for the control of notifiable diseases. Section 11 requires registered medical practitioners to send the local authority certificates in respect of cases of notifiable disease; section 12 provides for the registered medical practitioner to be paid a fee for each certificate under section 11; section 17 creates offences in respect of exposing people to infection; section 18 requires information from occupiers; section 19 restricts persons with notifiable diseases from trading; section 20 provides for the stopping of work; sections 21 and 22 relate to school children; section 23 enables children to be excluded from places of entertainment; section 24 places restrictions on washing and cleaning of infected articles; section 25 is concerned with library books; section 26 prohibits the placing of infected articles in dustbins; section 27 is concerned with the provision of disinfecting stations; sections 28 to 30 impose restrictions in relation to infected premises; section 31 provides for the disinfection of premises; section 32 provides for the removal of persons from infected houses; sections 33 and 34 are concerned with public conveyances; section 35 empowers justices of the peace to order medical examinations; section 36 empowers justices of the peace to order groups of people to be medically examined; section 37 empowers justices of the peace to order removal to hospital; section 38 empowers justices of the peace to order detention in hospital; section 43 provides for the removal from hospital of a person who has died while suffering from a notifiable disease; section 44 provides for the isolation of dead bodies; section 45 restricts the holding of wakes; and section 48 provides for the removal of bodies to mortuaries or for immediate burial.