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Multiline This consultation has been renewed:

  • Launch date: 8 July
  • Closing date: 30 September

Parts II, V and VI of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 have been undergoing a consultation process, and a report is now available covering the responses, and the policy which the government intends to take forward in the Health and Social Services Bill.


  • DH link - live consultations
  • - DH link - responses to consultation


NB - the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 has been modified by subsequent legislation (Health and Social Care Act).[1] New regulations come into force from 6 April. For details see:

  • Health Protection (LA powers) Regulations
  • Health Protection (Part 2A orders) Regulations
  • Health Protection (Notification) Regulations


  1. Health Protection Agency. DH guidance on new health protection legislation. Health Protection Report 4(12):2.