The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, often referred to as REHIS, was established in 1983 following the merger of the Royal Sanitary Association of Scotland (founded 1875) and the Scottish Institute of Environmental Health (founded 1973). The Institute was incorporated by Royal Charter in 2001.
The affairs of the Institute are managed by a Council, elected annually by members.
The Institute is a founder Member of the International Federation of Environmental Health and is a UK Competent Authority under Regulation 4 of the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 for the Professions ‘Environmental Health Officer’ and ‘Chartered Environmental Health Officer’.
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, No.SC009406.
The objects for which the Institute is established, and which are contained in its Royal Charter, are:
For the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health by
- stimulating general interest in and disseminating knowledge concerning Environmental Health.
- promoting education and training in matters relating to Environmental Health.
- maintaining, by examination or otherwise, high standards of professional practice and conduct on the part of Environmental Health Officers in Scotland.
This website provides information on the work of the Institute. You can contact the Institute via the Contact us page.