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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-01-25 05:27 UTC (CH-BCH)
Date of last update
2015-10-30 16:11 UTC (eric.wiedmer@natureconsult.ch)
Date of publication
2019-07-05 13:06 UTC (annegabrielle.wuestsaucy@bafu.admin.ch)

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General Information
  • Switzerland
Title of document
Federal Act on fight to diseases transmissible of humans (Federal Act on Epidemics)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Pharmaceuticals
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The purpose of this Law is to protect people against pathogens.
The law regulates the measures needed to fight diseases transmissible of humans.
The Act is currently undergoing complete revision.The complete revision should ensure the application of modern measures for the detection, monitoring, prevention and control of communicable diseases and should also help to improve the management of disease outbreaks which seriously endanger public health.
Date of entry into force
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Switzerland, CH-3003
Phone:+41 (0)31 322 21 11
Fax:+41 (0)31 323 37 72