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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

Section 109 - Health impact assessments: publication and taking into account

213.Where a public body has carried out a HIA in accordance with regulations made under section 108, this section requires the public body to publish the assessment and to take into account its findings when exercising those of its functions in connection with which the assessment was carried out. The regulations may specify how and when the results of a HIA are to be published.

214.In taking the HIA into account, this section requires the public body to act in accordance with the sustainable development principle as defined in section 5 of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. This means that the body must take certain things into account in order to act in a manner which seeks to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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