Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill

Closed 30 Sep 2020

Opened 12 Aug 2020

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The Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on the 9 March 2020 by Stuart McMillan MSP.  It was referred to the Health and Sport Committee on 18 March 2020.

The Bill would amend the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 to include industrial diseases within its scope. 

The Bill aims to:

  • free up NHS resources for others in need of treatment and to encourage employers to improve working conditions particularly in hazardous industries;
  • take a more precautionary approach to working conditions that could in the future turn out to be the cause of industrial diseases.

What does the Committee want to know?

The Committee is keen to hear your views on the Bill and specifically would like to receive comments on:

  1. How will the Bill lead to improved working conditions, and health and safety practices, in workplaces?
  2. How will the Bill help prevent industrial diseases in the future?
  3. What impacts will the Bill have on the following:
  • Individuals
  • NHS boards
  • Workplaces
  • Insurance

How to submit your views

Please submit your views by Wednesday 30 September 2020.

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