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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 28 April 2008

Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Schedule 1

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18 In schedule 1, page 67, line 30, at end insert—

<West Nile fever>

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19 In schedule 1, page 68, line 11, at end insert—

<Clostridium perfringens>

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20 In schedule 1, page 68, line 13, at end insert—

<Corynebacterium ulcerans>

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21 In schedule 1, page 69, line 8, at end insert—

<Mycobacterium bovis>

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22 In schedule 1, page 69, line 30, leave out <Varicella> and insert <Varicella-zoster>

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23 In schedule 1, page 69, line 32, at end insert—

<West Nile fever virus>

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24 In schedule 1, page 70, leave out line 5

Section 13

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25 In section 13, page 8, line 24, at end insert—

<( ) the address and postcode of the patient’s place of work or education (if the practitioner considers that it is relevant);>

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26 In section 13, page 8, line 32, leave out from beginning to <any> in line 34 and insert—

<(a) the patient’s—

(i) community health index number; or

(ii) where that number is not known, NHS identification number; or

(b) where neither of the numbers referred to in paragraph (a) is known, any>

Section 14

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27 In section 14, page 9, line 24, at end insert—

<( ) the address and postcode of the patient’s place of work or education (if the practitioner considers that it is relevant);>

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28 In section 14, page 9, line 29, leave out <includes> and insert <means>

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29 In section 14, page 9, line 30, leave out <and> and insert <or>

Section 16

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30 In section 16, page 12, line 4, at end insert—

<(7A) For the purposes of subsection (1), a diagnostic laboratory identifies a notifiable organism where—

(a) the diagnostic laboratory identifies the organism; or

(b) the organism is identified by another laboratory under an arrangement with that diagnostic laboratory.

(7B) Where subsection (7A)(b) applies, the day of identification, for the purposes of subsection (2), is the day on which the diagnostic laboratory becomes aware of the identification by the other laboratory.>

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31 In section 16, page 12, line 11, after <practitioner> insert <or other person>

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32 In section 16, page 12, line 11, leave out <, or providing medical supervision in,>

Section 17

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33 In section 17, page 12, line 19, at end insert—

<( ) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (1), it is a defence for the director to prove that the director exercised all due diligence and took all reasonable steps to avoid committing the offence.>

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34 In section 17, page 12, line 25, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

<( ) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (2), it is a defence for the body corporate to prove that the body corporate (or an employee or agent of the body corporate) exercised all due diligence and took all reasonable steps to avoid committing the offence.>

Section 18

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35 In section 18, page 12, line 34, leave out subsection (2)

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36 In section 18, page 13, line 1, leave out subsection (4)

Section 21

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37 In section 21, page 14, line 14, at end insert <competent person>

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38 In section 21, page 14, line 16, at end insert <competent person>

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39 In section 21, page 14, line 18, at end insert—

<( ) Despite subsection (2)(b) and (d), a health board competent person or a local authority competent person may be appointed as an investigator.>

Section 29

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40 In section 29, page 18, line 36, at end insert <, without reasonable excuse>

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41 In section 29, page 18, line 37, leave out <, without reasonable excuse,>

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42 In section 29, page 19, line 21, at end insert <to avoid committing the offence>

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