Section 47 – Merging public services boards
176.This section provides that two or more public services boards may merge if they consider it would assist them in contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals. In addition, the Welsh Ministers may, by virtue of subsection (2), direct two or more public services boards to merge if the Welsh Ministers consider that it would assist the boards in contributing to the achievement of the well-being goals.
177.The boards may only merge if the same Local Health Board is a member of each board and no other Local Health Board(s) are a member.
178.Following the merging of two or more boards, any references to a public services board means the merged board, and any references to the board’s area means the combined areas of the local authorities that are members of the merged boards.