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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 5: Duties in relation to promotion of health

24.Section 5 amends section 2A of the 2000 Act. New subsection (4A) requires an education authority to publish an annual statement setting out the ways in which the authority proposes to carry out its health-promoting duties in section 2A(2) of that Act. New subsection (4B) imposes a requirement on education authorities to prepare and publish an annual report describing the ways in which the education authority has fulfilled its health-promoting duties during the “relevant period” (defined in new subsection (4C) as meaning the period of 12 months beginning with the day after the day on which the annual statement is published). The section restates duties previously set out under section 5 of the 2000 Act (repealed by section 2(3) of this Act).

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