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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 118 Liability of persons exercising functions

225.This section provides that a person acting in good faith and on reasonable grounds will not be liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for anything done in connection with the functions being carried out under the Act (except section 117, which makes separate provision about protection from liability). Notwithstanding this exemption for individuals, subsection (2) provides that a health board or local authority would remain liable for the actions of its staff.

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