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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 6 Duty of health boards and local authorities to co-operate

13.This section places a requirement on health boards and local authorities, (1)in carrying out their functions under this Act, to co-operate with any relevant person who appears to have an interest in or a function relating to the protection of public health.

14.Subsection (2) defines a “relevant person” as a health board; a special health board; a local authority; the common services agency; and the Scottish Ministers. The section is without prejudice to existing duties of co-operation set out in section 13 of the 1978 Act.

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