The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Diseases and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 51

PUBLIC HEALTH

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Diseases and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020

Made20thFebruary2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament21stFebruary2020

Coming into force22ndFebruary2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12(2) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 122(3) of that Act the Scottish Ministers have consulted such persons as they consider appropriate.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Diseases and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 22 February 2020.

Amendment of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

2.—(1) The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 is amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In schedule 1 (lists of notifiable diseases and notifiable organisms)—

(a) in Part 1 (notifiable diseases) after “Clinical syndrome due to E.coli 0157 infection” insert “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)”, and

(b) in Part 2 (notifiable organisms) after “SARS-associated coronavirus” insert “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”.

St Andrew's House,

Edinburgh

20th February 2020

JEANE FREEMAN

A member of the Scottish Government

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend Part 1 and 2 of schedule 1 of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 to add coronavirus disease 2019 to the list of notifiable diseases and to add severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 to the list of notifiable organisms.

(1) 2008 asp 5.

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