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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

Section 72 - Voluntary termination of approval

139.This section provides flexibility to a person who holds a special procedure premises or vehicle approval to voluntarily terminate the approval, for example if their circumstances change. The person may give notice to the local authority which issued the approval, specifying the date upon which the approval is to expire.

140.The local authority must take reasonable steps to bring the notice of voluntary termination to persons it thinks likely to be affected by it, for example licence holders listed as operating from the premises or vehicle referred to in the notice. This is intended to avoid a situation where a practitioner continues to work at a premises or vehicle that they are not aware is no longer approved - as if they were to do so, they would be committing a criminal offence.

141.Subsection (5) provides that the Welsh Ministers may make further provisions about the notice in regulations, including about the information to be included in the notice.

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