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The Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2000

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 38 (C. 2)


The Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2000


29th February 2000

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 67(1) of the Health Act 1999(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order–

Citation, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2000.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Health Act 1999.

(3) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Appointed day

2.  1st March 2000 is the day appointed for the coming into force of sections 43 and 56 of the Act.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


29th February 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force, in relation to Scotland, further provisions of the Health Act 1999 (c. 8) (“the Health Act”).

Section 43 which is brought into force amends the provisions of the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 (c. 46) relating to the confidentiality and disclosure of information.

Section 56 which is brought into force relates to the making of Regulations concerning indemnity cover to be held by relevant practitioners.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This Note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Health Act have been brought into force in relation to Scotland by commencement order made before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I./S.S.I. No.
s.251.11.99S.I. 1999/2793
s.45 to 551.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
s.571.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
s.5914.10.99S.S.I. 1999/115
s.62 to 641.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
s.65 (so far as relating to provisions of Schedule 4 to the Act specified in Article 2(b) of the Order and provisions of Schedule 5 to the Act specified in Article 2 to the Order)1.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Schedule 4–
Paragraphs 1 and 21.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Paragraphs 42 to 471.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Paragraphs 54 to 631.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Paragraphs 70 and 711.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Paragraphs 85(1), (3) and (4)1.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Paragraph 881.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90
Schedule 5 (partially)1.10.99S.S.I. 1999/90

In addition to the provisions listed above, various provisions of Part I of, and Schedules 4 and 5 to, the Act that extend only to England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been brought into force by the following Orders:


1999 c. 8. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

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