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Official publications - Acts of Parliament

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The Medicines and Medical Devices Act (2021) encompasses both Human and Veterinary medicines.


The new Medicines Act identifies the appointment of a Commissioner for Patient Safety (Medicines and Medical Devices Act, 2021).

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These are listed by title, however you should also include the chapter of the Act in your reference list.

Title of Act … year. … (chapter number.) … Country, … Place of publication: … Publisher

Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021. (c.1). Great Britain. London: The Stationery Office.

Note: Identifying the Country where the Government document originated is important, particularly where you are using Acts from multiple countries.

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