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Guidance on health protection legislation 2010

Updated health protection legislation guidance

The Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency, in consultation with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, has published guidance on updated health protection legislation covering the recently amended Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and subsequent new regulations. Except for provisions relating to diagnostic laboratories, the updated legislation comes into force on 6 April 2010. The guidance explains notification requirements of registered medical practitioners and laboratories testing human samples as well as health protection powers available to local authorities and justices of the peace.