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Modernizing public health law: protection and enforcement

Richard Griffith, Cassam Tengnah

British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume: 16, Issue: 8, Pages: 402 - 5

Swansea University Author: Richard Griffith

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<p>Health protection legislation has been updated through amendments to the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to take account of emerging diseases and the risk of contamination by adopting an all hazard approach to disease protection. To further strengthen safeguards for protecting h...

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Published in: British Journal of Community Nursing
ISSN: 1462-4753
Published: MA Healthcare 2011
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6824
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Abstract: <p>Health protection legislation has been updated through amendments to the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to take account of emerging diseases and the risk of contamination by adopting an all hazard approach to disease protection. To further strengthen safeguards for protecting health, new health protection powers have been given to local authorities and magistrates. The powers can be used to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases and contamination. Health professionals, including district nurses, need to be aware of the health protection powers. This will enable them to take appropriate decisions in cases where voluntary measures to protect health are not possible.</p>
Keywords: Communicable Disease Control; Disease Notification; Public health
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 8
Start Page: 402
End Page: 5