Federal Public Health Bill Under Discussion

A Federal Public Health Bill with 38 Articles is currently under discussion. It was stated the Committee would begin its final report on the new draft law after it has completed its discussion on all the articles with representatives of the Government. The law is currently being discussed with a number of Government bodies including the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Dubai Health Authority, and the Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah Municipalities. Areas covered in the law include provisions on the National Public Health Committee, exchange of information and data on public health, mental health and health of young people. There are also provisions on occupational health, food safety, tobacco and both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Import of harmful products and rules of burials of the dead are also included. Full story

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