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Protecting the health of the local population: the new health protection duty of local authorities under the Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2013

This document explains the new health protection duty of local authorities under regulation 8 of the Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2013, made under section 6C of the National Health Service Act 2006 (“NHS Act 2006”) (as inserted by section 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012), which came into force on the 1st of April 2013 (“6C Regulations”